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, right
Reverse inscription FETIA
Reverse design two (?togate) figures, sacrificing a pig
Metal brass
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference GRMK 281
Specimens 20 (4 in the core collections)
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B GRMK pp. 281–2, no. 16 and Taf. VI.25
2 2     L: 1924,1209.1
3 3     V-ON Leypold = Möng XX.10, 1978, 78, illus.
4 4     P: uncertain Pellerin, pl. CXVI.11
5 5     RBW = JSW = CNG EA 188, 28 May 2008, lot 204
6 6     P. Villemur coll. = CNG MBS 78, 14 May 2008, lot 1262
7 7     Kovacs coll., now RBW
8 8     RW
9 9     RW
10 10     P: 1431, Gangra
11 11     RBW = G .Hirsch 187, 19 Sept. 1995, lot 389
12 12     Roma Numismatics EA 8, 31 May 2014, lot 374
13 13     Rauch 97, 14 Apr. 2015, lot 144
14 14     CNG EA 374, 11 May 2016, lot 368
15 15     CNG 87, 18 May 2011, lot 829 = Künker 396, 13 Nov. 2023, lot 1025
16 16     ✸ Solidus EA 9, 8 Oct. 2016, lot 319
17 17     Naumann 55, 2 July 2017, lot 434
18 18     CGT coll. (ex Rauch eAuction 15, 16 June 2014, lot 113)
19 19     Savoca Special 79, 21 June 2020, lot 392
20 20     N&N London EA 50, 29–30 June 2024, lot 359