RPC I, 2238A


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2238A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Apollonia ad Rhyndacum
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Obverse inscription ϹΕΒΑ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus (?), right
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟ ΡΥΝΔΑΚΟΥ
Reverse design lyre with four strings
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 12
Reference von Fritze 220
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Formerly RPC III, 1593. Von Fritze’s attribution of the B coin to Nerva relied on a general similarity of the obverse of this coin with the obverse of his 216 (see RPC III, 1589). But the clearer portrait and simple legend on the new specimen suggest an earlier date, in the Julio-Claudian period, possibly Augustus?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: 18269187, Löbb.
2 2     ✸ Laud coll.