RPC I, 2089

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2089
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Heraclea Pontica
Reign Claudius
Magistrate P. Pasidienus Firmus (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΠΑϹΙΔΙΗΝΟ[Υ ΦΙΡ]ΜΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤ[ΟΥ]
Obverse design head of Heracles, r.
Reverse inscription ΗΡΑΚΛΕ[Ω]ΤΑΝ Ε[ ], ΟΓ
Reverse design Zeus, seated, l., holding out eagle; monogram to l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note SNG restores the rev. legend ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΑΝ ΕΝ ΠΟΝΤΩ, and interprets ΟΓ as an Actian date = AD 42–3. Neither restoration nor the interpretation is certain, nor is the exact description of the monogram (see the discussion in the introduction to Bithynia and Pontus).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ C: 212/1948 ex Grant = SNG 4107