Philippopolis — A settlement in Thrace
Philippopolis was a major city in Thracia, which was possibly founded by Philip II of Macedon before being conquered by the Romans in 72 BC.

It was seized by the Roman general Marcus Lucullus but was soon restored to Thracian control. In 46 CE, the city was finally incorporated into the Roman Empire by emperor Claudius; it served as capital of the province of Thrace and gained city status in the late 1st century.

In 250 CE, the whole city was burned down by the Goths who were led by their ruler Cniva. Many of its citizens, 100,000 according to Ammianus Marcellinus, died or were taken captive. It took a century and hard work to recover the city. However, it was destroyed again by Attila's Huns in 441-442 AD and by the Goths of Teodoric Strabo in 471 AD.

Modern location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
An AE Uncertain struck 138-161 AD in Philippopolis
Obverse: AVT AI AΔΡI ANTΩNEIN, Laureate head right

Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.15 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 771; Moushmov 5112
An AE unit struck 176-192 AD in Philippopolis
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI M AVP__KOMOΔOC

Reverse: Isis standing left, lotus on head, holding sistrum and situla; ΦIΛIΠΠOΠO_ΛEITΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
RPC online – Volume IV, № 10928
An AE unit struck 178-182 AD in Philippopolis
Obverse: draped bust right; KPICΠEINA__CEBACTH

Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond; ΦIΛIΠΠ_OΠO_ΛEITΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.5 g
ex Naumann
RPC IV online -; Varbanov 1153; Mouchmov 5233
An AE unit struck 88-89 AD in Philippopolis
Obverse: radiate head right; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P

Reverse: Ares standung left holding spear and shield; ΦIΛIΠΠO_ΠOΛEITΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.4 g
No notes for this coin
RPC II 353; Varbanov III 618
An AE Tetrassarion struck 161-176 AD in Philippopolis
Obverse: draped bust right; ΦAVCTEINA__CEBACTH

Reverse: veiled Demeter standing half left, holding torch in each hand; ΦIΛIΠΠO_Π_OΛEITΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.6 g
No notes for this coin
Varbanov 886 (R5)