Province Bithynia-Pontus
City Caesarea Germanica 
Region Bithynia
Reign Vespasian
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΤΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑ[Σ ΥΙ]ΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Titus, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ Μ ΣΑΛΟΥΙΔΗΝΟΥ ΑΣΠΡΗΝΑ ΑΝΘΥ, ΚΑΙΣΑ
Reverse design view of city gate

Coin no. 1 of RPC II, 620

 

Museum British Museum, London (UK)
Inventory no.
Reference BMC 1
Diameter 27
Weight 12.72
Axis 6
Note BMC erroneously gives the reading ΣΕΒΑ[Σ]ΤΟΣ. The ligature is not certain, as the coin is badly preserved at the relevant point, but there does not seem to be enough room for all the letters to have been separately engraved. The authenticity of this coin has never been questioned. It does, however, have a slightly odd fabric (especially the rev.). But our hesitation is not sufficiently strong to regard it as false. Qualitative metal analysis: brass