Coins from Moesia
Moesia was an ancient region situated in the Balkans, along the south bank of the Danube River.

The region was inhabited chiefly by Thracians, Dacians (Thraco-Dacians), Illyrian and Thraco-Illyrian peoples. The name of the region comes from Moesi, Thraco-Dacian peoples who lived there before the Roman conquest. In 75 BC, C. Scribonius Curio, proconsul of Macedonia, took an army as far as the Danube and gained a victory over the inhabitants, who were finally subdued by M. Licinius Crassus, grandson of the triumvir and later also proconsul of Macedonia during the reign of Augustus c. 29 BC.

As a frontier province, Moesia was strengthened by stations and fortresses erected along the southern bank of the Danube, and a wall was built from Axiopolis to Tomi as a protection against the Scythians and Sarmatians.

Moesia

(1) Aemilian 253 AD
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C EMIL EMILIANO AVG, drap. bust with laur. head right
Reverse: PMSC - OLVIM, Moesia standing between bull and Lion, AN XIV in exergue
Ref: Pick 180
(2) Aemilian 253 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS A
Reverse: Moesia facing, head left between bull walking right on left and lion walking left on right; PMS C_OL VII / AN XIV
Ref: AMNG 179; Pick-Martin 6'01'28
(3) Caracalla 211-217 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; AVT K M AVPHΛ_ANTΩNINOC
Reverse: winged Thanatos or Eros right leaning on torch set on decorated altar; MAPKIANOΠO_ΛITΩN
Ref: AMNG I/1, 633 var. (has AV KM); Var...
(4) Caracalla | Julia Domna 198-217 AD
Obverse: ANTΩNINOC AVΓOVCTOC IOVΛIA ΔOMNA, laureate bust of Caracalla right, seen from front and draped bust of Julia Domna left, vis-à-vis .
Reverse: VΠA KVNTIΛIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ-N, Tyche Soteiros (Fortuna Redux) standing left, holding rudder in outstretched right hand and cornucopiae in left; E in upper left field.
Ref: AMNG I 678 var. (VP); cf. Mouchmov ...
(5) Commodus 177-192 AD
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
Ref: Varbanov 2180
(6) Diadumenian 217-218 AD
Obverse: bare head right; K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC
Reverse: Homonoia facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia; VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIK_OΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOCIC / TΡΩ
Ref: AMNG I 1817f. (Var.); Varbanov 3641
(7) Diadumenian 217-218 AD
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)
Ref: Varbanov 3639
(8) Diadumenian 218
Obverse: K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNINOC, bare-headed, draped bust right, seen from the back
Reverse: NIKOΠOΛITΩN, serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios
Ref: AMNG 1885; Varbanov 3598 var (bust...
(9) Diadumenian 217-218 AD
Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; K M OΠΠEΛ__ANTΩNINOC
Reverse: Asklepian snake-encircled staff; NIKOΠO_ΛITΩN
Ref: Varbanov 3598 var. (bust type)
(10) Diadumenian 218 AD
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
Ref: Varbanov 3725 var. (obv. leg.).
(11) Eastern Celts 120-10 BC
AR Tetradrachm Thrace | Moesia
Obverse: head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
Reverse: nude Heracles left holding club, lion skin over shoulder; HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ, M / ΘAΣIΩN
Ref: Prokopov, Silberprägung group XII; ...
(12) Eastern Celts 2nd - 1st cent
AR Tetradrachm Thrace | Moesia
Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right
Reverse: Stylized Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; H in inner right field
Ref: Lanz 961-4; Göbl, OTA Class II; cf....
(13) Eastern Celts c. 120-10 BC
AR Tetradrachm Thrace | Moesia
Obverse: head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
Reverse: nude Heracles facing holding club, lion skin over shoulder illegible lugend (HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN)
Ref: Dembski 1524-1525; OTA Class IV.
(14) Elagabalus | Julia Maesa 218-222 AD
Obverse: Confronted busts of Elagabalus right, laureate, and Julia Maesa left, draped
Reverse: Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; E (mark of value) to right.
Ref: None provided
(15) Gallienus 254-255 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP GALLIENVS P AVG
Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting drapery; SPE_S PVBLICA
Ref: RIC 403, RSC 991, MIR 827q.
(16) Geta 198-209 AD
Obverse: head right; Λ'AVP.K·_ΓETAC
Reverse: Hermes standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding purse and kerykeion; NIKOΠOΛIT_ΠPOC ICT
Ref: Jochen's addenda #360
(17) Geta 198-209 AD
Obverse: draped bust right from behind; Π CEΠTI_ΓETAC K
Reverse: tripod, snake entwined around leg; MAPKIANO_ΠOΛITΩN
Ref: Varbanov I 1117; AMNG I/I 703
(18) Gordian III 241/242 AD
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Bust of Gordian facing right, wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, and drapery
Reverse: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, between bull and lion; AN III in exergue
Ref: Varbanov 112
(19) Gordian III 239-240 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Reverse: Moesia facing, head left between bull walking right on left and lion walking left on right; P M S CO_L VIM / AN·I·
Ref: H-J Viminacium 2 (R2), Varbanov I 1...
(20) Gordian III | Tranquillina 238-244 AD
Obverse: AVT K M ANT ΓOPDIANOC AVΓ CE TPANKVΛ-ΛEINA: Confronted busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina on right, draped and wearing stephane
Reverse: OΔHCCЄITΩN: Nemesis standing left, holding wand over wheel, and sceptre.
Ref: AMNG I, 2394; SNG Copenhagen 687; V...
(21) Hostilian 250-251 AD
Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; C VAI HOST M QVIHTVS CAE
Reverse: Moesia facing head left, bull right, lion left; P M S C_OL VIM AN XII
Ref: Pick-Martin Ref.:4
(22) Istros c. 256/5-240BC
Obverse: heads of Heloros and Aktaios sons of Istros? facing, right one upside down
Reverse: sea eagle flying left grasping a dolphin; IΣTPIH / A
Ref: Dima subgroup VIII, 2, pl. XXII, 3 ...
(23) Julia Domna 193-217
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
Ref: Moushmov 1055, HHJ (2018) 8.17.34.2
(24) Lysimachos c. 297-281 BC
AE unit Kallatis
Obverse: head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse: wreath of grain; BAΣI / ΛYΣI
Ref: Müller pl. XLII, 14; SNG Cop 1168, ...
(25) Macrinus 217-218 AD
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
Ref: Varbanov 3511 corr.; Moushmov 1221
(26) Macrinus | Diadumenian 217-218 AD
Obverse:
Reverse:
Ref: None provided
(27) Odessos c. 300-100 BC
AE unit Odessos
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse: the great god of Odessos with causia on head, holding cornucopiae, on horseback pacing right; (HΔP), OΔHΣITΩN
Ref: AMNG 2200; Mionnet 890.
(28) Philip I 246-247 AD
Obverse: laureate draped and cuirassed bust right from behind IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Reverse: Moesia facing, head left between bull walking right on left and lion walking left on right P M S C_OL VIM AN VIII
Ref: Boric-Brescovic 827ff; AMNG I 104; ...
(29) Philip I 247-248 AD
Obverse: laureate draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Reverse: Moesia facing, head left between bull walking right on left and lion walking left on right; P M S C_OL VIM AN VIIII
Ref: H-J Viminacium 32 (R2); Varbanov I ...
(30) Philip I 245-246 AD
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN VI in exergue
Ref: Varbanov 135
(31) Septimius Severus 193-211 AD
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
Ref: AMNG 1 -; Varbanov 2522 var.; Hrist...
(32) Septimius Severus 193-211 AD
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
Ref: Varbanov 2369
(33) Septimius Severus 193-211 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; AV KAI CE·_CEVHPOC
Reverse: Nike left leaning on short column, holding wreath and palm frond; NIKOΠOΛIT_ΩN__ΠPOC IC
Ref: AMNG I/1, 1370/1371 (obv. of 1370/r...
(34) Septimius Severus 193-211 AD
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
Ref: Varbanov 2698 var. (obverse legend)...
(35) Severus Alexander 225-226 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right AVT K M AVP CEV_AΛEZANΔPOC
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia VΠ ΦIP ΦIΛOΠA(ΠΠ)OV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)
Ref: Varbanov 1817
(36) Severus Alexander 225-229 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AVT K M AVP CEVH_·_AΛEZANΔPOC
Reverse: eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak; VΠ TIB IOVA ΦHCT(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)
Ref: SNGCop 246; Pick 1021.
(37) Severus Alexander | Julia Maesa 225-226 AD
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right, confronting diademed and draped bust of Julia Maesa left; AVT K M AVP CEVH AΛEZANΔPOC IOVΛIA MAICA·
Reverse: Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing half left, holding scales and cornucopia; VΠ TIB IOVΛ ΦECTOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN) / E
Ref: Moushmov 727
(38) Tomis c. 75-100 AD
AE unit Tomis
Obverse: head of Zeus right
Reverse: eagle left with head right; TO MI TΩ N ( legend not visible)
Ref: RPC II, 412B; Moushmov 1750
(39) Trebonianus Gallus AD 250-251
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C VIBIO TREBON GALLO AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
Reverse: PMS COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, hands outstretched over a lion and a bull, date AN XII in exergue
Ref: None provided
(40) Trebonianus Gallus AD 253
AE unit Viminacium
Obverse: IMP C GALLVS P FELIX AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
Reverse: PMS C-OL VIM, Moesia standing facing, hands outstretched over a lion and a bull
Ref: None provided
(41) Valerian I 256 AD
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Reverse: Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; ROMAE AETERNAE
Ref: RIC V 221