DEURIOPUS

After the defeat in the battle at Pydna in 168 BC, Macedonia was severely punished and reduced to a Roman province when also Perseida as a town must have been quickly renamed to Deuriopus, to carry the same name as the whole region of Deuriopus.

Stone Inscription

There is a stone with inscription said to be found on the site of Styberra, erected there with the aim to commemorate a donation of 1500 denari, by Philip, who was a politarch of Deuriopus, i.e. an elected governor of the town during the Roman era of Macedonia.

A decorative stone taken from Gradište - now kept in the church of Drenovo

A decorative stone taken from Gradište - now kept in the church of Drenovo

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© Kiril Arsov, 2011