RPC I, 2038

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2038
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Messallina
Magistrate C. Cadius Rufus (proconsul)
Dating c. 47-8
Obverse inscription ΜΕΣΣΑΛΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΝΕΑ ΗΡΑ
Obverse design bust of Messalina, r.; two ears of corn before
Reverse inscription Γ ΚΑΔΙΟΣ ΡΟΥΦΟΣ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΣ, ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ
Reverse design view of building
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rec 31
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P Rec, pl. LXVI.7
2 2     L: 1844,1015.140 BMC 14 = Rec, pl. LXVI.8 = M. Price and B. Trell, Greek Coins and Their Cities, 100, fig 121
3 3     B: 392/1925
4 4     Prowe (Egger 1904) lot 1194
5 5     ✸ Gorny & Mosch 138, 7 Mar. 2005, lot 1729