RPC I, 2146


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2146
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Pontus
City Amisus
Reign Uncertain
Issue Uncertain: early Augustan?
Obverse inscription
Obverse design uncertain bust, right
Reverse inscription ΕΤΟΥϹ Κ[ ] ΑΜΙϹΗΝωΝ
Reverse design Athena or Roma, standing, with shield, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rec 50a
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Corr: This coin (Rec 50a = pl. G.11) is housed in P 1176, under Pius, 2.93. The obv. design and legend are obscure; the reverse reads ΑΜICΗΝ[?ΩΝ] ЄΤΟΥC[ ]. V. Heuchert informs us that the form of the A with a dropped bar would be unusual for the Antonine period, as would the form of the ethnic. On the other hand the A-form does not occur in the Julio-Claudian or Flavian periods, and during the first century we always have Σ rather than C. Perhaps a date early in the second century is possible. The question will be resolved when a specimen turns up with a clear date.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 1176 see Rec (pl. G.11)
2 2     ✸ Münster: 1339