RPC I, 2480

 

Image of specimen #58

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2480
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Aulus Gessius philopatris
Dating c. AD 54/9
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ
Obverse design bare (or laureate) head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΥ ΓΕΣΣΙΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΣ ΖΜ(Υ)(Ρ)
Reverse design Zeus seated, l., with transverse sceptre
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 1, 6, 7, 12
Reference Klose XXXII
Specimens 58 (3 in the core collections)
Note 7 obv. and 30 rev. dies. The forms Ϲ and Ɛ as well as Σ and Ε occur as regular variants.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1979,0101.1774 ex vA 7996
2 2     L BMC 285
3 3 –52     see Klose
53 53     L: 1947,0606.1276
54 54     J. Clark coll.
55 55     D. Lowe coll.
56 56     Savoca 108th Silver Auction, 31 July 2021, lot 275
57 57     Münster: M 1148
58 58     ✸ priv Coll H.I.