RPC I, 2458


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2458
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Lydia
City Magnesia ad Sipylum
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Poppaea
Dating AD 62
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, right
Reverse design draped bust of Agrippina II, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note 2458 was incorrectly read as a coin of Nero with Agrippina, whereas it is correctly a coin of Nero with Poppaea, as has been pointed out by D R Smith, who has a second specimen (3.55 g), which also allows the ethnic to be completed: ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑΝ CЄΒΑCΤΗΝ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ. It should be regarded as a smaller denomination corresponding to 2459, not 2457.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 661
2 2     ✸ D R Smith coll.