RPC I, 2453A


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2453A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Lydia
City Magnesia ad Sipylum
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Dionysius Mandapat— ; Flavius Noumenios
Obverse design draped bust of the Senate, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΔΙΟΝΥϹΙΟΥ ΜΑΝΔΑΠΑΤ[ ]
Reverse design Cybele seated left, holding patera and resting on tympanum; at feet, lion
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Hochard 1180, 1182
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note The readings on 2543A-B are uncertain. The readings for the Mu coins in Mionnet IV, pp. 70-71, nos 382-3 ('Cabinet de M. Cousinéry') are ΘƐΟΝ ϹΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ [ ]ΠΙ ΜΑΝΔΑΛΟΥ / ΕΠΙ ΦΛΑΒΙΟΥ ΝΟΥΜΗΝΙΟΥ and [ ]ΜΑΓΝΗ[ ]ΘΕΟΔΟΤΟΥ / ΕΠΙ ΦΛΑΒΙΟΥ ΔΙΟΝΥϹΙ. There is a strategos called Aur. Theodotus under Gordian III, but these coins look much earlier, perhaps of the first century. The newly identified Yale specimen largely substantiates the Cop reading.  Possibly related to https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/86361?
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Cop SNG 245 = GRPCL Magnesia 59
3 3     Mu SNG 246 = GRPCL Magnesia 58
4 4     CGT coll.
5 5     ✸ Yale: 2004.6.2899 Hochard 1316 (Maeonia)