, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., ,
today is Plovdiv, Bulgaria.RP63960. Bronze AE 28, p. 167, 44; 1712; 5404; -, F, nice green , 13.097 g, maximum 27.5 mm, 225o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AYT K M AYPHΛ MA ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate of emperor right; MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛE/ΩC NEΩKO/POY, two wrestlers grappling; USA import restricted , ex Mark Collection; ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., ,
Wandering the world in a panther-drawn chariot, Dionysos rode ahead of the maenads and satyrs, who sang loudly and danced, flushed with wine. They were profusely garlanded with ivy and held the , a staff topped with a pinecone, a symbol of the immortality of his believers. Everywhere he went he taught men how to cultivate vines and the mysteries of his cult. Whoever stood in his way and refused to revere him was punished with madness.
RP69760. Bronze assarion, 1278 (R4, noted as unpublished var.), -, -, -, F, rough corrosion, 3.964 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AY KA C - CEVHPOC (or similar), laureate right; ΦIΛIΠΠ−O−ΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos standing left, nude, pouring wine from in right hand for at feet on left, filleted vertical behind in left hand; ; $36.00 (€32.04)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
It seems the mint allowed for many slight variations in legends and types. This variation is apparently unpublished, except 1073, with an unknown , and 7567 lists an example from the Plovdiv National Museum with an uncertain variation. Perhaps one or both of those coins match this , but photos are not available.
RP69759. Bronze assarion, cf. 1073 (R3, no leg. listed), 7567 var. (same, 6 spec., Plovdiv National Museum spec. possible var.), aF, , light corrosion, small encrustation above , 4.348 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 0o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AYT KAI Λ AYPHΛI OYHPOC (or similar), laureate right; ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, standing left, in right hand, in left hand, at feet on left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex-Lindgren; ; $28.00 (€24.92)
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