Stobi - A settlement in Macedonia
Stobi was an ancient town of Paeonia, later conquered by Macedon, and later turned into the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia Salutaris.

The city was first mentioned in writing by the historian Livy, in connection with a victory of Philip V of Macedon over the Dardani in 197 BC. In 168 BC, the Romans defeated Perseus and Macedonia was divided into four nominally independent republics. In 148 BC, the four areas of Macedonia were brought together in a unified Roman province. In the reign of Augustus the city grew in size and population. The city grew further in 69 BC once it became a municipium, at which time it began to produce coins printed with Municipium Stobensium.

The citizens of Stobi enjoyed Ius Italicum and were citizens of Rome. Most belonged to the Roman tribes Aemila and Tromentina. During Roman times Stobi was the capital of the Roman province Macedonia Salutaris. Emperor Theodosius I stayed in Stobi in 388.

Late in the 5th century the city underwent a terrible turn of events. In 479, it was robbed by Theodoric, an Ostrogothic king. The citizens reconstructed the city, but in 518 it was struck by a powerful earthquake. Avaro-Slavic invasions in the 6th century destroyed the city's economy and infrastructure.

Modern location: Near Gradsko, Republic of Macedonia

(1) Septimius Severus 193-211 AD
AE unit Stobi
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; PIVS AVG__SEVERVS
Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm; MVNI_C__STOB
Ref: Josifkovski 121; Varbanov 3847 ???
(2) Trajan 100 AD
AE unit Stobi
Obverse: laureate head righ;t IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M TR P COS III
Reverse: Asklepios standing in tetrastyle temple half right, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff; round shield in pediment; MVNI_CIPI S_TO_BENSIVM
Ref: Josifovski Stobi 56 (V8/R?); Varban...