RPC I, 2332


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2332
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Mysia
City Adramyteum
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate Gessios Charidemos
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΓΕΣΣΙΟΣ, ΑΔΡΥ
Reverse design helmeted head of Athena, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 12
Reference von Fritze 101; Stauber 164
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Note ΓΕΣΣIΟΣ is legible on the reverse of coin 3 (Plankenhorn) and 4, confirming the attribution to Augustus, and bringing the coin into relation with 2330-31. As noted in RPC I, p. 394, the portrait on 2332 seems different from that on 2330-31; unless it is just an aberrant die, then it was probably made at a different time showing that Gessios signed coins on more than one occasion.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 108
2 2     see von Fritze
3 3     Plankenhorn coll.
4 4     ✸ H.I. coll. (ex Savoca Blue 109, 2021, lot 495)
5 5     London Ancient Coins 72, 15 Apr. 2023, lot 148