Sites & cities that bear the name of Nicopolis ad Nestum

Nicopolis ad Nestum

Today in : Bulgaria
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Recorded names : Νικόπολις ἡ περὶ Νέσσον, Nicopolis ad Mestum, Nikopol

Description : Nicopolis ad Nestum (Ancient Greek: Νικόπολις ἡ περὶ Νέσσον) or Nicopolis ad Mestum is a ruined Roman town in the province of Thracia (Thrace) near to the modern village of Garmen on the left bank of the Mesta river, in Garmen Municipality, Bulgaria. Although "ad Nestum" is the more commonly used alternative, "ad Mestum" (which is what appears, in Greek, on the coins of the city) is the correct form of the name during the Roman period.

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