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Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov Nikopolis Addenda #9

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Jochen:
#005

A new die combination for Severus

Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.04g
obv. AV K L - CEVHROC
        Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PR[OC ICT].
       Bunch of wine grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG:
          cf. AMNG I/1, 1430 (for the type only)
       b) not in Varbanov Varbanov
       c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021)
           rev. No. 8.14.8.30
           obv. e.g. No, 8.14.9.26
Savoca Coins, 120th Blue Auction, Lot 642, 11.12.21 

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Jochen:
#006

A new type for Commodus

Commodus, AD 177-192
 AE 18, 2.86g, 18.20mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
        Laureate head r.
rev. N-EIKOPO-LI PROC ICTRO (from upper r. counterclockwise)
       Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
      b) not in Varbanov
      c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021):
          rev. cf. No. 8.10.1.12 (for the type only)
          obv. e.g. No. 8.10.38.6 (same die)
       probably unpublished
coll. Hoeft

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Jochen:
#007

A new die combination for Elagabal

Elagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.88g
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AV]T K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
        Büste, drapiert und cürassiert, von hinten gesehen, belorbeert, n.r.
rev. VP NOBIOV R[OV]F - OV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR / [W]
        Aequitas-Nemesis, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm     
        cornucopiar and in extended r. hand scales; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1963
      b) not in Varbanov
      c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021):
          rev. No. 8.26.35.6 (for the type only)
          obv. e.g. No. 8.26.36.1 (same die)
coll. Hoeft

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Jochen:
#008

A wrong coin of Commodus for Nikopolis

Unfortunately, a coin has crept into the new Nicopolis 2021 eition by mistake, which does not belong to Nicopolis. The following coin is listed under No. 8.10.34.1:
Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 9.64g
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AVT KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
         Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. HG KAI CERBEILIA NEIKOPOL PROC ICT
        Emperor, nude but for chlamys waving behind, on horseback galloping r.,
        holding transverse spear  (Depicted by Moushmov)
ref. a) AMNG 1236
        b) Moushmov 892
I found the original picture at acsearch.com. The description there is:
MOESIA  INFERIOR,  Nicopolis  ad  Istrum., Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ (27mm, 9.85 g, 8h). Caecilius Servilianus, hegemon. AVT KAI M AVPH KOMOΔOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / HΓ KAI CЄPOVΛIA NЄI[KOΠO], ΛЄITΩN in exergue, Commodus right on horseback, holding spear. RPC IV –; H&J, Nikopolis –; AMNG I –; Mouchmov –; Varbanov –. VF, dark green patina, some roughness.
From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind.
CNG,  Electronic  Auction  395,  Lot  266,  12.4.17
I was puzzled by the fact that the legend in ex. was only ΛЄITΩN without the usual ΠPOC ICTRON at the end, which in itself only occurs on small coins.

Unfortunately, part of the legend is outside of the coin. But present is HΓ KAI CЄPOVΛIA for Caecilius Servilianus. And Servilianus occurs not only on coins from Nicopolis, but also from those of Anchialos, Augusta Traiana, Hadrianopolis, Pautalia, Philippopolis and Topiros. A glance at my list shows that KAI CEROVLIA occurs only in Hadrianopolis, and as KAI CEROVLIANOV.... The NEI has simply been added.

One look at Varbanov II is enough and, voila!, there it is:
Varbanov 3319 corr, p. 272 (cites Jurukova Hadrianopolis, 127).

Yes, even CNG sometimes makes such mistakes!

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Jochen:
#009

A correction for Diadumenian

Diadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 26, 13.12g
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. M OPELLI DIADOV - MENIANOC K
         Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP STA LONGIN(OV) NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT (OV ligate)
       Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on club and holding lion's
       skin over l. arm.
ref. a) not  in AMNG:
           rev. AMNG I/1, 1856
      b) not in Varbanov
      c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021) No. 8.25.14.4 corr. (same dies, but writes M OPEL)
Stack's Bowers & Ponterio, NYINC Auction, January 2022

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