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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Nikopolis| > RP91930
Diadumenian, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Ploutos was the god of wealth, born to the goddess Demeter after she lay with the hero Iasion. The young god was blinded by Zeus so he would distribute wealth indiscriminately and not favor the good. Ploutos was usually depicted as a boy holding a cornucopia full of grain. In sculpture he was portrayed as an infant in the arms of Eirene, goddess of peace, or Tyche, goddess of good fortune. The reverse legend tells us this coin was struck under the Consular Legate (Governor) Statius Longinus. On all other dies from this issue Tyche looks left and Ploutos is not present.
RP91930. Bronze AE 25, H-H-J Nikopolis 8.25.38.10, AMNG I/I 1868, Varbanov -; Moushmov -, F, tight flan, light corrosion, central depressions, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, weight 8.971g, maximum diameter 24.6mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; obverse M OΠEΛΛI ∆IA∆OVMENIANOC KAI, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, Tyche Euposia standing facing, head right, kalathos on head, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, the infant Ploutos seated left on her left arm; extremely rare; $140.00 SALE |PRICE| $126.00











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