RPC I, 1823

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1823
Province Moesia
Region Moesia
City Tomis
Reign Augustus
Issue Augustus?
Obverse inscription ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ ΕΥΕΤΗΡΙΑ
Obverse design jugate heads (one male, one female), right
Reverse inscription ΤΟΜΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference AMNG 2576, Mouchmov 1786
Specimens 14 (0 in the core collections)
Note The obverse legend can be read OMONOIA EYETHPIA. –– On 7, only ]ONOIA could be seen, and the restoration ΠΡΟΝΟIΑ was suggested. In fact, the type was published in full by M.C. Sutzu, Analele Academiei Romane, Memoriiile Sectiei Istorice 38 (1916), 1-11 (continuous pagination 523ff); see also M. Paucker, ‘Monete Pontice Inedite Sau Putin Cunoscute’, Cronica numismatica si arheologica: foaie de informatii a Societatii Numismatice Romane, Anul XII, 109 (Jan-March 1938), pp. 22-3, who published a variant with a corn-ear below the cornucopia (both references are owed to W.M. Stancomb). As Kovacs points out, the heads can now be seen both to be female, presumably identified by the legend as the two personifications, but possibly assimilated to, e.g. Julia and Livia. An Augustan inscription from Halicarnassus records how the cities [of the empire] flourish as a result of the same two concepts of concord and plenty (homonoia and eueteria), together with good order (eunomia) (IBM IV.894 = V. Ehrenberg and A.H.M. Jones, Documents illustrating the Reigns of Augustus and Tiberius (Oxford, 1955) no. 98a).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Bucharest AMNG Taf. VI.19 = Mouchmov, pl. IV. 11
2 2 –5     see AMNG
6 6     Bucharest-IA: 1261/2366 BSNR 1983–5, 89, no. 1
7 7     ✸ ex P. Villemur coll. = Kovacs List 29 (1997), lot 30 = CNG Triton XI, 8 Jan. 2008, lot 432
8 8     RBW
9 9     Roma Numismatics E-Sale 70, Stancomb coll., 7 May 2020, lot 90
10 10     Naumann 52, 2 Apr. 2017, lot 237
11 11     Gorny & Mosch 118, 15 Oct. 2002, lot 1614
12 12     CGT coll. = Savoca 2nd Black London Auction, 1 Mar. 2020, lot 51
13 13     W. Stancomb coll. = Roma Numismatics EA 71, 28 May 2020, lot 62
14 14     CNG EA 530, 4 Jan. 2023, lot 466