AE18. 3.28g, 17.7mm
MINTED: MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum, circa AD 193-211
REF: Varbanov 2465
OBVERSE: AY Λ CEYHPOC, laureate head right.
REVERSE: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOC, Eagle standing right, head left, wings gathered, wreath in beak.
Good Fine. Dark blackish green patina.
Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection
Following his victory over King Decebalus in the Dacian Wars (AD 101-106), Emperor Trajan reorganised the region and founded several cities, including Nicopolis, which was situated by the river Iatrus. Nicopolis flourished as a major trade centre throughout the 2nd century, though by the mid 3rd century, the region began to be increasingly subject to invasions by the barbarian tribes. The city was destroyed in AD 447 by the soldiers of Attila the Hun.
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS . MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum . AE18 . *Pedigreed*
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