RPC I, 2462

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2462
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Lydia
City Mostene
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Nero (Caesar)
Magistrate Pedianus (without title)
Dating AD 50/4
Obverse inscription ΝƐΟΝ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΑ
Obverse design bare-headed and draped bust of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΠƐΔΑΝΙΟΥ ΜΟϹΤΗΝWΝ
Reverse design goddess seated, l., holding two ears of corn and double axe
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 3.01 g
Axis 12
Reference LS 101, no. 4a
Specimens 9
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies.
Note For the goddess, the city goddess of Mostene, see LS 101. –– Corr.: A new specimen (SNG Leypold 1082) has the variant obverse reading NEPON [ ] (rather than the more common NEON), confirming the identificiation of the head as the young Nero, and suggesting that NEON may in fact be a die engraver’s mistake.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: 18203621, B-I
2     B: I-B LS, no. 4a
3     Yale: 2004.6.280
4     V-ON SNG Leypold 1082
5     CGT coll.
6     ✸ CGT coll. = Saint Paul 8, 9 July 2017, lot 251
7     Naumann 61, 7 Jan. 2018, lot 434
8     Naumann 75, 3 Mar. 2019, lot 397
9     Gorny & Mosch EA 271, 29 May 2020, lot 558 = Künker eLive 66, 4 May 2021, lot 218