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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Nikopolis| > RP92067
Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
There are peculiarities about these Roman crescent and star reverse types that are difficult to understand. First, the crescents are almost always depicted with the horns up. The moon is never seen this way in the sky. Also, in the sky stars are never visible within the horns of the crescent moon because there they would be behind the shadowed yet solid and opaque orb.
RP92067. Bronze assarion, H-H-J Nikopolis 8.14.48.15, AMNG I/I 1440, Varbanov I 2312 var. (obv. legend), VF, attractive portrait, light marks, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, weight 3.231g, maximum diameter 16.6mm, die axis 270o, obverse AY KAI - CEYHPOC, laureate head right; reverse NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPΩ, crescent with horns up, star within and above; ex Frascatius Ancient Coins; SOLD











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