RPC I, 1774


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1774
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Rhoemetalces (king)
Person (rev.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Matrodoros, son of Heroxenos (without title)
Issue Reign of Rhoemetalces
Dating c. 10 BC
Obverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΜΑΤΡΟΔΟΡΟΥ ΗΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ (?); ΒΑ ΡΟΙΜΗΤΑΛ (monogram to r.)
Obverse design diademed head of Rhoemetalces, r.;
Reverse inscription ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΑ, ΚΑΙΣΑΡ (monogram to r.)
Reverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The P coin was part of the Pellerin coll. and published by him in Recueil de médailles de rois qui n’ont point encore été publiées (Paris, 1762), pp. 35-6 and Pl. IV (under Cotys V); it was read as ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ / ΕΠΙ ΜΑΤΡΟΔΟΡΟΥ ΠΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ. Another drawing figures in M. C. Lenormant, Trésor de numismatique et deglyptique. Numismatique des rois grecs (Paris, 1849), p. 48 and Pl. XXIII, 15. Though Lenormant followed Pellerin’s description, the drawing shows ΗΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ, not ΠΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ. F. Imhoof-Blumer, Bithynische Münzen, JIAN 1 (1898), p. 17, also misdescribed the coin, as did the authors of RPC. A closer examination confirms the reading ΗΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ, Heroxenos.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: AA.GR.1354