RPC I, 2408

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2408
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Aeolis
City Elaea
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Epagathos (without title)
Dating c.AD 63/8
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΕΠΑΓΑΘΟΥ ΕΛΑΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design poppy between two ears of corn
Metal Brass
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.01 g
Axis 12
Reference ZfN 1897, 281, no. 5
Specimens 3
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2407/1–4.
Note Originally published as a coin of Agathopolis by Wroth, NC, 1896, 88, no. 3; corrected by Imhoof-Blumer, ZfN, 1897, 281. For the reading of the magistrate's name as Epagatho[ rather than Agatho[, see 2409 and introduction.ΕΠΑΓΑΘΟΥ now seems clear on the Savoca coin, giving the name Epagathos.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1895,1002.3
2     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 34, 2 Aug. 2015, lot 613
3     ✸ Savoca 6, 27 Dec. 2015, lot 338 (ex Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 37, 1 Nov. 2015, lot 449)