RPC I, 1418

 

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Coin type
Volume I
Number 1418
Province Achaea
Region Epirus
City Phoenice
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΝƐΡWΝ ΚΛ ΚΑΙ ϹƐ(ΒΑ) ΓƐΡΜΑ
Obverse design radiate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΦΟΙΝƐΙΚΑ ΑΠΟ ΗΠ
Reverse design naked figure, standing facing, holding fulmen (?) and sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 9.69 g
Reference BMC 5
Specimens 7
Note 6-7. The obverses of these two specimens are erased and it is therefore quite difficult to read the obv. legend as ΝΕRΩN KAI ΣEBA ΓEΡMA (commentary p. 163), whereas the legend indicated in the catalogue (p. 177) follows RPC 1418. The reverse legend is read as ΦΟΙΝΕΙΚΑIΩN ΑΠΟΗΠ(ΕΙΡOΥ) (p. 163 and p. 177), but the photos clearly show that the legend is ΦΟΙΝΕΙΚΑ ΑΠΟΗΠ(ΕΙROU). The reverse type is interpreted as Zeus standing facing, naked, holding thunderbolt and resting on sceptre.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L BMC 5
2     B: Rauch, Olympia find
3     B: Rauch, Olympia find
4     V: GR 12006
5     Rome from the 1926–7 Italian excavations at Finik = S. L. Cesano, 'Monetazione e circolazione sul suolo del antica Albania, AHN 7, 1932, 62, no. 78, with tav. 5.5 = L. M. Ugolini, L'Acropoli di Fenice [1932]. 159, no. 95
6     Phoenice: 8729 S. de Maria and S. Gjongecaj ed, Phoinike III. Rapporto preliminare sulle campagne di scavi e ricerche 2002–2003, p. 177, no. 336 and fig. 10.3, 336–7, p. 176
7     Phoenice: 8730 S. de Maria and S. Gjongecaj ed, Phoinike III. Rapporto preliminare sulle campagne di scavi e ricerche 2002–2003, p. 177, no. 337 and fig. 10.3, 337, p. 176