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, left
Reverse inscription ΑΜΙΣΟΥ
Reverse design bare head (Caesar?), right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 11, 12
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
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 Numismatique 178, 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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Nomos 18, 5 May 2019, lot 288
2 2     Numismatic Naumann 88, 5 Apr. 2020, lot 395
3 3     Roma Numismatics XXVII, 22–23 Mar. 2023, lot 221