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Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior

Dionysopolis was founded by Thracians and later colonized by Ionians who named it Krounoi. The city was renamed Dionysopolis during the second half of the 3rd century, after a statue of Dionysus was found in the sea nearby. Most of the types from Dionysopolis are scarce or rare. Today it is Balchik, Bulgaria, a Black Sea seaside resort town.


Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior, Late 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.

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Dionysopolis was founded by Thracians and later colonized by Ionians who named it Krounoi. The city was renamed Dionysopolis during the second half of the 3rd century B.C., after a statue of Dionysus was found in the sea nearby. Most of the types from Dionysopolis are scarce or rare. Today it is Balchik, Bulgaria, a Black Sea seaside resort town. IΦI is the only magistrate Draganov lists for this type.
SH75655. Bronze AE 17, Draganov Dionysopolis 5, SNG Stancomb 115 - 116, SNG BM Black Sea -, SNG Cop -, AMNG I -, BMC Thrace -, aVF, tight flan, weak reverse center, weight 5.502 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 270o, Dionysopolis (Balchik, Bulgaria) mint, magistrate Iphia, c. 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right wearing veil and crown made of city walls; reverse ∆IONY / IΦIA, poppy head on stalk on left, stalk of grain on right; very rare, unpublished until 1997; $320.00 (284.80)


Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior

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Dionysopolis was founded by Thracians and later colonized by Ionians who named it Krounoi. The city was renamed Dionysopolis during the second half of the 3rd century B.C., after a statue of Dionysus was found in the sea nearby. Most of the types from Dionysopolis are scarce or rare. Today it is Balchik, Bulgaria, a Black Sea seaside resort town.
RP73562. Brass AE 20, Varbanov I 423 corr. (same dies, R8, listed as bare head in error, notes otherwise unpublished), VF, weight 4.294 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, c. 146 A.D.; obverse ANTΩ CEBAC, laureate head right; reverse ∆IONVCOΠOΛEITΩ, flaming torch; very rare; $95.00 (84.55)


The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire Moesia Inferior, I - III Century A.D., Dionysopolis

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A catalog of the coinage of Dionysopolis. The degree of rarity from R1 to R10 is given for each type.
BK11790. The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire Moesia Inferior, I - III Century A.D., Dionysopolis by G. Jekov, reverse The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire Moesia Inferior Dionysopolis; 2003, in Bulgarian, paperback, 2 color plates, 54 coins, 150 pictures, 31 drawings, 64 pages, used, good condition; $45.00 (40.05)







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REFERENCES

Draganov, D. "The Bronze Coinage of Dionysopolis" in NumCirc CV/10 (December), 1997, pp. 371-7.
Head, Barclay. A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, Phrygia. (London, 1906).
Jekov, G. The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire - Moesia Inferior, I - III c. A.D., Dionysopolis. (Blagoevgrad, 2003). (Imperial only.)
Pick, B. and K. Regling. Die antiken Mnzen von Dacien und Moesien. Die antiken Mnzen Nord-Griechenlands, Vol. I. (Berlin, 1898).
Poole, R.S. ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea. (London, 1993). (No imperial.)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region. (Oxford, 2000). (No imperial.)
Varbanov, Ivan. Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Vol. I: Dacia, Moesia Superior & Moesia Inferior (English Edition). (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005). (Imperial only.)

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