Nicopolis ad Istrum — A settlement in Moesia
Nicopolis ad Istrum was a Roman and Early Byzantine town founded by Emperor Trajan around 101–106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his victory over the Dacians. Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup.

The classical town was planned according to the orthogonal system. The network of streets, the forum surrounded by an Ionic colonnade and many buildings, a two-nave room later turned into a basilica and other public buildings have been uncovered. The rich architectures and sculptures show a similarity with those of the ancient towns in Asia Minor. Nicopolis ad Istrum had issued coins, bearing images of its own public buildings.

In 447, the town was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube area.

Modern location: Nikyup, Bulgaria
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An AE unit struck 177-192 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: AVT K M AV AVPH KOMOΔOC, Head of Commodus facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: NEIKOΠOΛEITΩN PROC ICTRON - Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rod and cornucopia

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4.54 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 2180
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An AE unit struck 217-218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: bare head right; K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC

Reverse: Homonoia facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia; VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIK_OΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOCIC / TΡΩ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 12.4 g
Agrippa, consular legate
AMNG I 1817f. (Var.); Varbanov 3641
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An AE unit struck 217-218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: Κ Μ ΟΠΠΕΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ ∆ΙΑ∆ΟΥΜΕΝΙΑΝΟC, Bare bust of Diadumenian facing right

Reverse: VΠ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ICT, City-gate flanked by two towers and with a taller third tower rising from center (or from behind)

Diameter: 28 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 13.72 g

Diadumenian as Caesar under his father Macrinus as Augustus

Marcus Claudius Agrippa as legatus consularis

Varbanov 3639
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An AE AE17 struck 218 in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC, bare-headed, draped bust right, seen from the back

Reverse: NIKOΠOΛITΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.9 g
No notes for this coin
AMNG 1885; Varbanov 3598 var (bust type); Megaw NIC1.2e
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An AE unit struck 217-218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; K M OΠΠEΛ__ANTΩNINOC

Reverse: Asklepian snake-encircled staff; NIKOΠO_ΛITΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 3598 var. (bust type)
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An AE unit struck 218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: M OΠEΛ ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC KAI / bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NI[KOΠOΛITΩN] ΠPOC IC / Nemesis-Dikaiosyne standing facing, head left, holding scales and sceptre; wheel at feet

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.23 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 3725 var. (obv. leg.).
(7) Geta
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An AE unit struck 198-209 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: head right; Λ'AVP.K·_ΓETAC

Reverse: Hermes standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding purse and kerykeion; NIKOΠOΛIT_ΠPOC ICT

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.77 g
No notes for this coin
Jochen's addenda #360
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An AE Tetrassarion struck 193-217 in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: IOVLIA DOMNA CE, draped bust right

Reverse: OOVONI TEPTVLLOV NIKOPOLITWN Julia on left standing right and Septimius Severus on right, standing left, facing each other clasping hands, PROC ICTRWN in exergue

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.9 g
maybe HHJ plate coin?
Moushmov 1055, HHJ (2018) 8.17.34.2
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An AE unit struck 217-218 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΟΠΕΛΛ CΕV ΜΑΚΡΙΝΟC, Bust of Macrinus facing right, wearing laurel wreath and cuirass, showing back

Reverse: VΠ CΤΑ ΛΟΝΓΙΝΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡΟΝ, Artemis standing facing right, holding bow and reaching for an arrow from quiver on her back

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 10.5 g
Consular Legate Statius Longinus
Varbanov 3511 corr.; Moushmov 1221
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI CE_CEVHPOC

Reverse: Harpokrates standing left, wearing chalmys, lotus-bud on top of head, right hand to his mouth, holding cornucopia; NIKOΠOΛI_TΩN ΠPOCIC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3 g
ex Laurent Bricault collection
AMNG 1 -; Varbanov 2522 var.; Hristova/Jekov obv: 8.14.30.1, rev: 8.14.30.2.; Mushmov, 1005. SNRIS Nicopolis 08 (3 = cet exemplaire)
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: AV KAI CE CEVHPOC, Head of Severus facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙ ΠΡΟC ΙCΤΡ, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.89 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 2369
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An AE unit struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI CE·_CEVHPOC

Reverse: Nike left leaning on short column, holding wreath and palm frond; NIKOΠOΛIT_ΩN__ΠPOC IC

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
die match CNG e auction 282 lot 131
AMNG I/1, 1370/1371 (obv. of 1370/rev. of 1371); H&J, Nikopolis 8.14.9.20; Varbanov 2526 var. (obv. legend)
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An AE Tetrassarion? struck 193-211 AD in Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obverse: laureate bust right; AVT Λ CEΠT·_CEVHΡOC ΠEP

Reverse: Herakles Farnese standing half right, lion skin over left hand, leaning on club; VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV__NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.6 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 2698 var. (obverse legend) (Same obverse as Varbanov 2721; AMNG 1315)