RPC I, 2480


Image of specimen #56


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2480
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Aulos Gessios Philopatris (without title)
Dating c.AD 54/9
Obverse inscription ΝƐΡΩΝΑ 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 18 mm
Average weight 4.33 g
Axis 1, 6, 7
Reference Klose XXXII
Specimens 57
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 Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.1774 ex vA 7996
2     L BMC 285
3 –52     see Klose
53     L: 1947,0606.1276
54     J. Clark coll.
55     D. Lowe coll.
56     ✸ Savoca 108th Silver Auction, 31 July 2021, lot 275
57     Münster: M 1148