was an ancient city on the east bank of the Dniester estuary, within the modern village Roksolana in Ovidiopol
Ovidiopol is a coastal town in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. It is located at around .The town was named after Ovid, the Roman poet, based on the claim of Dimitrie Cantemir in his Descriptio Moldaviae that a local lake near Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi was named in Romanian Lacul Ovidului Ovidiopol is a...
district of Odessa region.
It appeared in the second half VI cent N. Oe. and was the economic and political dependence on Istria. Stone construction in the city begins in the V th century Mr. Oe. At the turn of the 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Oe. the city was destroyed, which is associated with the Macedonian commander Zopyrion
Zopyrion was a Macedonian general.-Zopyrion's campaign:Zopyrion was made a governor either of Thrace or of Pontus by Alexander the Great. In 331 BC he led an invasion of Scythian lands, "thinking that, if he did not attempt something, he should be stigmatized as indolent" .For this purpose he...
, associate of Alexander the Great
. In the 1st century AD Oe. the size of the city increased from the previous period. Life in Niconium stopped for III-IV v.v.n. Oe. in the time of the Great Migrations
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In the 5th-4th centuries BC. Oe. major money in Niconium were Istrian copper alloy coins. Perhaps Niconium itself produced these coins, dating from about 470 - 460 years. BC. Oe. The coincidence of the dating of the coins from the period of the reign of the Scythian king Scylas
Scylas - , the Scythian king 5. BC. e, the heir and son king Ariapifa. Her mother taught her son the Greek language and literacy...
, attest to the fact that it is given a name Scylas on coins Niconium.
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- А.Г Загинайло П. О. Карышковский
Pyotr Osipovich Karyshkovskij-Ikar - Ukrainian Soviet historian, numismatist, a scholar and lexicographer....
. Монеты cкифского царя Скила [Coins of Scythian King Scylus] // Нумизматические исследования по истории Юго-Восточной Европы: Сборник научых трудов. – Кишинёв: Штиинца, 1990. – С. 3 – 15
- Загинайло А.Г. Литые монеты царя Скила. // Древнее Причерноморье. – Одесса, 1990. – С. 64-71.
- Одесский музей нумизматике. Никоний
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