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
Obverse design draped bust of the Senate, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΔΙΟΝΥϹΙΟΥ ΜΑΝΔΑΠΑΤ[ ]
Reverse design Cybele seated l., holding patera and resting on tympanum; at feet, lion
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 5.24 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Hochard 1180, 1182
Specimens 4
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.

Specimens of this coin type

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