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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Deultum| > MA93728
Macrinus, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D., Deultum, Thrace
The Roman Colony of Deultum (Debelt, Bulgaria today) was founded during the reign of Vespasian on the west shore of Lake Mandren between Anchialus and Apollonia, and settled with veterans of Legio VIII Augusta. The town followed the usual Roman plan, with a very good water supply, sewers, and impressive baths with floor heating. It became one of the richest towns in the province. During the reign Mark Aurelius, Deultum was protected by large fortified walls and for centuries it served as an important communication point and a bulwark against barbarian raids. In 812 Khan Krum conquered Develt (its medieval name), banished the local residents to the north of Danube River, and resettled the town with Bulgarians.
MA93728. Bronze AE 25, Draganov Deultum 89 (O18/R11), SNG Bobokov 89, Jurukova Deultum 57, Varbanov II 2099 (R4) var. (rudder on globe), BMC Thrace -, SNG Cop -, aVF, superb portrait, full legends, a bit rough, flan crack, Deultum (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, weight 7.3728g, maximum diameter 24.8mm, die axis 225o, 11 Apr 217 - 8 Jun 218 A.D.; obverse IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, from front; reverse COL FL PAC DEVLT, Tyche-Fortuna standing facing, head left, kalathos on head, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; ex Savoca Numismatik Blue Auction 4 (29 Dec 2017), lot 690; rare; SOLD




  






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