RPC I, 2155


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2155
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Pontus
City Uncertain mint of Pontus/Paphlagonia
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Publius Sulpicius Rufus, son of Quintus (proconsul)
Dating about 46/45 BC
Obverse inscription PROPR
Obverse design head of Tyche, right
Reverse inscription P SVLPICIVS Q F RVFVS
Reverse design owl with outstretched wings standing on crab
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Reference FITA 11
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same obv. die.
Note G. Stumpf, Numismatische Studien zur Chronologie der Römischen Statthalter in Kleinasien (1991), no. 138 suggests a new reading for the obverse: PO[NT] PRO[C]OS.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Istanbul FITA, pl. II.1
2 2     vA 6732 (numbered 6734 on Taf. 231)