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 Charidemou (without title)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΓΕΣΣΙΟΣ
Reverse design helmeted head of Athena, r.; monogram including letters ΔΥΡ
Metal Æ
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 4.93 g
Axis 12
Reference von Fritze 101; Stauber 164
Specimens 4
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 Museum Bibliography
1     P: 108
2     see von Fritze
3     Plankenhorn coll.
4     ✸ H.I. coll. (ex Savoca Blue 109, 2021, lot 495)