RPC I, 2156

 

Image of specimen #16

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2156
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Pontus
City Uncertain mint of Pontus/Paphlagonia
Reign Uncertain
Dating late first century BC
Obverse inscription Q
Obverse design bare head, r.
Reverse inscription FETIA
Reverse design two (?togate) figures, sacrificing a pig
Metal Brass
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 7.75 g
Axis 12
Reference GRMK 281
Specimens 19
Die-links 1, 3: same rev. die.
Note Probably all same obv. die. —— Since 2006, many specimens have been offered for sale. A few specimens, well centred, show that there is a letter Q under the head on the obverse. See now  P. Sánchez, 'Une émission monétaire inédite d’Amisos, ciuitas libera et foederata sous le Principat', RN 178 (2021), pp. 115–36, for the attribution to Amisus.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: I-B GRMK pp. 281–2, no. 16 and Taf. VI.25
2     L: 1924,1209.1
3     V-ON Leypold = Möng XX.10, 1978, 78, illus.
4     P: uncertain Pellerin, pl. CXVI.11
5     RBW = JSW = CNG EA 188, 28 May 2008, lot 204
6     P. Villemur coll. = CNG MBS 78, 14 May 2008, lot 1262
7     Kovacs coll., now RBW
8     RW
9     RW
10     P: 1431, Gangra
11     RBW = G .Hirsch 187, 19 Sept. 1995, lot 389
12     Roma Numismatics EA 8, 31 May 2014, lot 374
13     Rauch 97, 14 Apr. 2015, lot 144
14     CNG EA 374, 11 May 2016, lot 368
15     CNG 87, 18 May 2011, lot 829
16     ✸ Solidus EA 9, 8 Oct. 2016, lot 319
17     Naumann 55, 2 July 2017, lot 434
18     CGT coll. = Rausch eAuction 718, 19 June 2014, lot 113
19     Savoca Special 79, 21 June 2020, lot 392