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Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov, Nikopolis Addenda #8

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Jochen:
Dear friends of Nikopolis ad Istrum!

Now I got the 1st copy of Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov, 2020. It contains altogether 2676 types on 544 pp., all described and depicted b/w. It is the most comprehensive book about the coinage of Nikopolis ad Istrum worldwide. The book can be ordered from me by PM. It is printed on demand. The  price is €117.- + shipping. Here I have the statistics oft the last 8 editions:

                                   '11   '12    '13    '15    '17    '18    '19   '20
1. pseudo-autonomous  23    29     27     31    34     37     38    48
2. Antoninus Pius          31    32     32     35    36     40     40     41
3. Marcus Aurelius          8      7       8      8       9     11     11       9
4. Commodus                81    98    111  126   134  153   152   159
5. Severus                    469  517   584   622   686  710   719   745
6. Severus&Caracalla      4      3        3       3       3      3      3      3
7. Iulia Domna               80   80      96     98   101  103   105   107
8. Caracalla                  278  297   320   334   344  359   363   384
9. Caracalla&Geta            7     7        7       8      8      8       8      7
10. Plautilla                   35    35      36    38     40    39     39     40
11. Geta                        93  100    115  124    129  131   130   133
12. Macrinus                164  207     221  227   244  246   245   251
13. Diadumenian         169   169    187  192   200  199   200   203
14. Elagabal                 277   292    329  334   348  356   357   365
15. Gordian III             109   105    123  130   136  139   139   146
16. countermarks             1      4        4      5      5      6       6     11
17. barbaric                     1      3        4      5      5      5       8       9
18. brockages                  -       -        3      3      3       3      3       3
19. doubtful coins             -       -        -      8      8       9       9     12
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sum                             1830 1984 2210 2331 2482 2561 2579 2676

So please see this  as integral supplement of Nikopolis 2020! In any case the year of the edition should Always be added to the reference number, because sometimes the listed numbers have changed!

Thanks
Jochen

Jochen:
The chase goes on!

#001

A new die combination for Caracalla

Caracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 18, 3.05g, 18.03mm, 30°
obv. [M] AV KAI - ANTWN[NO] (read from outwards)
         bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICT
        Basket with 2 handles on the side and a large carrying handle
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1511, pl. XX, 36 (1 ex., Paris)
        b) not in Varbanov
        c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2020):
            rev.  cf. No. 8.18.52.5 var. (has NIKOPOLI)
            obv. e.g. No. 8.18.8.52.9 (same die)
coll. Hoeft
pedigree:
ex Hirsch 226, 2003, lot 1920

Best regards

Jochen:
#002

A new die combination for Caracalla

Caracalla, AD 198-217
AE 17(?)
obv. AV K M A -ANTWNIN
         Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT / PROC IC
        Lioness (or bear?) walking r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
       b) not in Varbanov
       c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2020):
           rev. cf. No. 8.18.53.8
           obv. e.g. No. 8.18.53.4
variana_museum, Ebay, May 2020

The animal on the rev. is called "lioness". But it could well be a bear. Opinions welcome!

Best regards

Jochen:
#003

A new rev. legend variant and a new die combination for Severus

Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 16.62g, 28.95mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. .AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC.P
        Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA.OOVI.TERTVLLOV NIKOPOL[I PROC I]
       Tyche, in long garment, stg. frontal, wearing kalathos, looking, l., holding in l. arm    
       cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
          cf. AMNG I/1, 1280 (for the type only)
      b) not in Varbanov
          cf. 2759 (= AMNG 1280)
      c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2020):
          rev. cf. No. 8.14.38.5-8 (for the type only)
          obv. e.g. No. 8.14.10.2 (same die)
      probably unpublished
coll. Hoeft

Best regards

Jochen:
#004

A new countermark for Nikopolis

Gordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 12.56g
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANT G-ORDIANOC [AVG]
       Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
       Under chin countermark Δ in circular incus (Howgego 782)
rev. [VP CA]B MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC IC / [T]RON (WN and PR ligate)
      Eagle with open wings on thunderbolt standing frontal, head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. (for the underlying coin only)
      a) AMNG I/1, 2103 (2 ex., Neapel, Sofia)
      b) Varbanov 4193
      c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2020) No. 8.36.1.12 (same dies).
coll. Hoeft

Usually the coins with the countermark Δ on one side carry on the other side the countermark NIKO (Howgego 553). This is the first coin I know that carries only Δ..

Prof. Jekov has mailed me he thinks that the countermark is of Odessos in Thrace.

Best regards

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