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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Marcianopolis| > RP30731
Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Pseudo-Autonomous, c. 2nd - 3rd Century A.D.
|Marcianopolis|, |Marcianopolis,| |Moesia| |Inferior,| |Pseudo-Autonomous,| |c.| |2nd| |-| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.|, Renamed by Trajan after his sister, Ulpia Marciana, Marcianopolis was an important strategic center for centuries. The city was repeatedly destroyed by barbarians (Goths, Huns, Avars and others) but was repeatedly rebuilt and prospered. During Valens' conflict with the Goths, it was a temporary capital of the empire and the largest city in Thrace. An Avar raid destroyed the city in 614 or 615.
RP30731. Bronze AE 18, AMNG I/I 539, aVF, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, weight 3.636g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 0o, obverse MAPKIANOΠOΛIC, turreted and draped bust of Markianopolis right; reverse MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Cybele enthroned left, wearing kalathos, phiale in right, left elbow on drum, two lions at feet; SOLD











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