RPC I, 2156A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2156A
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Pontus
City Amisus
Reign Uncertain
Obverse inscription Q
Obverse design bare head, l.
Reverse inscription ΑΜΙΣΟΥ
Reverse design bare head (Caesar?), r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 7.92 g
Axis 11
Specimens 2
Note This new coin is no doubt linked with 2156 and provides the mint where both series (2156 and 2156A) were struck. It therefore confirms Imhoof-Blumer's intuition: 'Diese Münze soll aus Amisos stammen' (GRMK pp. 281-2, n° 16).The identification of both portraits remains difficult. See now  P. Sánchez, “Une émission monétaire inédited’Amisos, ciuitas libera et foederatasous le Principat.” Revue Numismatique178, 2021, 115-36, for the identification of the portraits as Octavian and Julius Caesar.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Nomos 18, 5 May 2019, lot 288
2     Numismatic Naumann 88, 5 Apr. 2020, lot 395