North-western Thrace, in Roman times equivalent to the province of Moesia inferior,
played an important role in the early monetary history. Whereas the Greek settlement in the area goes
back to the 7th century BC, it is not until the Classical period that we see the first local coinages.
The minting activity of Roman cities in the region, such as Marcianopolis and Nicopolis ad Istrum,
falls into the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
August means vacation, finally time to devote yourself to the very small, seemingly irrelevant motifs sometimes found on coins — the symbols. These small images are often found on the edge of the primary motif on Greek coins and are interpreted with a constant coin image in such a way that, like letters and monograms, they serve to differentiate emissions from one another.
The Coin of this Month is presented by Angela Berthold