The Roman Emperors on the Reverse Dies of Bizye’s Coins Cover Image

Римските императори върху реверсните печати на бизийските монети
The Roman Emperors on the Reverse Dies of Bizye’s Coins

Author(s): Yanislav Tachev
Subject(s): History, Economic history
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: Roman Emperors; Bizye’s Coins

Summary/Abstract: The reverse iconographic repertoire of Bizye’s mint keeps developing and enriching itself throughout the entire period of its functioning. Unlike the ancient Greek colonies, Bizye is a peregrine town and has no centuries-old traditions of coinage. In spite of this fact, its reverse dies depict primarily Greek deities, personifications, heroes, and their attributes. The number of dies depicting eastern deities is more limited. Particularly noteworthy are the reverse types that represent the Roman princeps and the members of his family. They provide us with valuable information about the local history, politics, religion, and the culture of Bizye. Coins with reverse types representing Roman emperors in Bizye have been issued for the following rulers, organized by us into six reverse types: Antoninus Pius, Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Geta, and Philip I.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 116-121
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian