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E-auction 188-119759 - MOESIA - MARCIANOPOLIS Assarion

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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 21 November 2016 14:48:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Assarion
Date: c. 150-200
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré à l’usure régulière, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste voilé, tourelé et drapé de Marcianopolis à droite.
Obverse legend : MARKIAN-OPOLIS (Markianopolis).
Obverse translation : (Marcianopolis).


Reverse description : Cybèle assise à gauche entre deux lions, tenant une patère de la main droite et appuyé de la gauche sur un tambourin.
Reverse legend : MARKIANO-POLEI-TWN (Markianopoleitwn).
Reverse translation : (De Marcianopolis).


Point de centrage visible au droit.

Historical background

Lower Moesia - Marcianopolis

(II - III century AD)

Marcianopolis, located a few kilometers from Odessus was founded by Trajan in honor of his sister Marciane, who died in 113 or 114. The mint was very important between Dresser and Philip II.

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