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, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΤΟΥϹ Κ[] ΑΜΙϹΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design Athena or Roma, standing, with shield, l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 5.34 g
Axis 12
Reference Rec 50a
Specimens 2
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 Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1176 see Rec (pl. G.11)
2     ✸ Münster: 1339