Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Plotinopolis



Plotinopolis (modern day Didimochito) built by Trajan for his wife Plotina, is on a hill about 100 km NW of Alexandroupolis. The ruins of the town were found by chance during building work in the 1960s and since then has been an important archaeological site, more and more of the town being uncovered every year.

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ANTONINUS PIUS
Moushmov 4725Antoninus Pius AE30 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. AYT AI AΔΡIA ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / HΓE ΠANO ANTEIKOV ΠΛOTEINOΠO, emperor on horseback prancing right, holding sceptre. Varbanov 1815.TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Varbanov 1825Marcus Aurelius, AE25 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. AYΡHΛIOC OYHΡOC KAICAΡ, youthful, bare-headed, draped bust right / ΠΛOTEINOΠOΛEI-TΩN, river-god reclining left, looking right, holding reed and resting arm on overturned urn from which warer flows, reed behind him. Varbanov 1825 (this coin).TextImage
FAUSTINA II
Moushmov 4729Faustina II AE21 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛOTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo naked, standing left by altar, holding branch, left hand on hip; chlamys over left arm. Varbanov 1828.TextImage
Moushmov 4730Faustina II, AE13 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛOTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Athena standing right, feeding serpent entwined around an olive tree to right, shield at her side. Moushmov 4730; Varbanov 1829.TextImage
Moushmov 4732Faustina II, AE21 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛOTEINOΠOΛEITΩN. Demeter standing left, holding patera over altar, and long torch. Moushmov 4732; Varbanov 1832.TextImage
Moushmov 4732 varFaustina II, AE of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛOTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Demeter standing left by altar, holding corn-ears and long torch. Moushmov 4732 var (corn-ears); Varbanov 1832 var (ditto).TextImage
Moushmov 4734Faustina II AE21 of Plotinopolis. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre. BMC 5; Varbanov 1834.TextImage
Varbanov 1827Faustina II, AE13 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, advancing right, holding branch. Moushmov -; Varbanov 1827.TextImage
Varbanov 1830Faustina II, AE21 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAYCTEINA CEBAC(TH), draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch. Varbanov 1830; BMC 4.TextImage
Varbanov 1831Faustina II, AE of Plotinopolis, Thrace. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding upright corn-ears in right hand and cradling short torch in left arm. Varbanov 1831 (this coin cited).TextImage
Varbanov 1838Faustina II AE21 of Plotinopolis. ΦAVCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Homonoia standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. Moushmov 4733 var (altar); Varbanov 1838.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
DL 1273Julia Domna, AE22 of Plotinopolis, Thrace, 5.5g. IOYΛIA ΔO CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot. Unpublished reverse. Varbanov 1841 var (Apollo). David Lowe Coll. 1273.TextImage
Varbanov 1842Julia Domna, AE22 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. 4.99 gr. IOYΛIA ΔO CEBACTH, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Varbanov 1842.TextImage
CARACALLA
Moushmov 4735Caracalla Plotinopolis AE26. ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust left holding shield and spear / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Asklepios standing facing, head right, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. Moushmov 4735; Varbanov 4242.TextImage
Moushmov 4737Caracalla, AE35 medallion, Plotinopolis, Thrace. AVT K M AVΡ CEVH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN around, ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛIC ΔOMHNOΠOΛIC AΔEΛΦAI in three lines beneath two veiled, turreted and draped busts of Tyche facing each other. Moushmov 4737; Varbanov 1854.TextImage
Moushmov 4739Caracalla AE26 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. (AVT K M AVΡ) ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust left holding shield & spear / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Homonoia standing left holding patera over burning altar & cornucopiae.TextImage
Moushmov 4741Caracalla AE26 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. Laureate, draped bust left with spear and shield bearing head of Medusa / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Hygieia standing right holding serpent, feeding it from patera.TextImage
Varbanov 1844
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Caracalla AE27 of Plotinopolis. (from top right) AYT K M AYΡ CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo standing front, looking left, holding plectrum and lyre set on a column or tree trunk. Varbanov 1844 (this coin illustr.)TextImage
Varbanov 1844Caracalla AE27 of Plotinopolis. Heroic laureate bust left with shield & spear / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo standing facing, head left, playing lyre set on tree trunk to right, upon which a serpent is climbing.TextImage
Varbanov 1846Plotinopolis. Caracalla AE28. Circa 209-217 AD. AVT K M AVC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate bust right. / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo, naked, standing left holding laurel-branch & pouring libation over lit altar to left from patera in right hand.TextImage
Varbanov 1847Caracalla AE26 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. AYT K M AYR CE ANTWNEINOC (from top right), laureate, draped bust left, holding spear and shield / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding laurel-branch in lowered left hand and patera over altar in right hand. Varbanov 1847.TextImage
Varbanov 1851cfCaracalla, AE of Plotinopolis, Thrace. 21.37 g. AYT K M AYΡ CEYH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Emperor or Heros on horseback right, holding spear. Moushmov -; cf Varbanov 1851.TextImage
Varbanov 1852Caracalla, AE28 of Plotinopolis. Laureate cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Emperor in military attire, standing left, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear. TextImage
Varbanov 1856Caracalla, AE of Plotinopolis, Thrace. 21.37 g. AUT K M AY CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus, branch at upper left. Varbanov 1856.TextImage
Varbanov 1860Caracalla AE27 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. (from top right) AYT K M AYΡ CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms. Varbanov 1860; Moushmov 4741.TextImage
Varbanov 1863
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Caracalla, AE23 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. AUT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEIN, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, The three Graces standing facing. Varbanov 1863 var (bust type).TextImage
Varbanov 1863
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Caracalla, AE23 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEIN, laureate, cuirassed bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, The three Graces standing facing. Varbanov 1863.TextImage
GETA
Varbanov 1864
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Geta AE17 of Plotinopolis, Thrace. A CE ΓETAC KAICAP, draped bust right / ΠΛΩTEINOΠOΛEITΩN, serpent encircling column, head right.TextImage
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