Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae. Appears with title of hegemon on coins from Philippopolis in Thrace during the reign of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161) between AD 145 and 153. Consul suffectus in AD 153. Later, in AD 159/160 he was administering Moesia superior. Lit.: B. E. Thomasson, Laterculi Praesidum I (1984) pp. 164-165 no. 23; PIR VI² (1998) no. 822 s. v. Pontius; W. Leschhorn, Lexikon der Aufschriften auf griechischen Münzen II (2009) p. 796.
Legatus Augusti pro praetore in Moesia. He appears by name only on coins from Marcianopolis/Moesia inferior during the reign of Gordianus III and Tranquillina AD 241-244.
Lit.: B. E. Thomasson, Laterculi Praesidum I (1984) p. 144 no. 134; PIR VI² (1998) 428 no. 1015 s. v. Prosius; W. Leschhorn, Lexikon der Aufschriften auf griechischen Münzen II (2009) 838.
Margiana is a historical region centred on the oasis of Merv and was a minor satrapy within the Achaemenid satrapy of Bactria, and a province within its successors, the Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanian empires.
Sogdiana was also a province of the Achaemenid Empire. The Sogdian states, although never politically united, were centred on the main city of Samarkand. Sogdiana lay north of Bactria, east of Khwarezm, and southeast of Kangju between the Oxus (Amu Darya) and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya), embracing the fertile valley of the Zeravshan (ancient Polytimetus).
Drangiana was a historical region and administrative division of the Achaemenid Empire. This region comprises territory around Hamun Lake, wetlands in endorheic Sistan Basin on the Iran-Afghan border, and its primary watershed Helmand river in what is nowadays southwestern region of Afghanistan.
The Seminar of Ancient History holds more than 12,000 coins of the Roman Imperial period and Late Antiquity. Their majority originates from a collection which Herbert Nesselhaus, the former Professor of Ancient History, was able to purchase in 1961 from the Archbishopric of Freiburg. The collection had found a temporary home there some twenty years earlier: Between 1900 and 1926 the Geheimer Oberbaurat Heinrich Wefels from Erlangen built a collection of c. 14,000 coins, which he had acquired at various auctions. About 10,300 are coins of Roman emperors and an additional 2,400 represent provincial issues. Wefels focussed on the Imperial period, but did add both earlier and later coinages, too. About 950 Byzantine coins, 360 Roman Republican ones, 220 Greek issues, and 22 Celic coins bear witness to these secondary areas of interest. Although the Seminar für Alte Geschichte is not any longer able to purchase additional coins, its collection was augmented through generous donations by Herbert A. Cahn, Otto Feld and Gerold Walser. Today the collection is complemented by a scientific numismatic library, which again originates in the collector Heinrich Wefels.
The Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik of Heidelberg University together with the Institut Klassische Archäologie holds a collection of more than 4,000 Greek and Roman coins. The collection dates back to Georg Friedrich Kreutzer (1771-1858) and grew with later purchases and donations. From the beginning, the collection was conceived to be used for teaching purposes, highlighting the history of coinage from its origins in ancient Greece down to Late Antiquity.