RPC I, 2490

 

Image of specimen #79

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2490
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Nero
Magistrate Ti Claudius Hieronymos (strategos) ; Ti Claudius Sosandros (strategos)
Issue no imperial portrait
Dating c.AD 68/9
Obverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΙƐΡΩΝΥΜΟΥ
Obverse design Nemesis standing, r.
Reverse inscription ϹΤΡΑ ΤΙ (ΚΛΑ)(Υ) ϹΩϹΑΝΔΡΟΥ/Ϲ ΖΜΥ(Ρ)
Reverse design river-god, reclining, l., holding reed in his r. Hans, his l. arm on urn from which water flows
Metal Brass
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 3.90 g
Axis 6, 11, 12
Reference Klose III B b
Specimens 80 (3 in the core collections)
Note Perhaps also bronze? Overstruck over Nero/river-god (2483–4: O, NY, V), and perhaps Caligula (2471: BMC 128). 29 obv. and 46 rev. dies. The overstriking (cf. 2489) suggests that some coins may be of bronze; see also introduction.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 128
2 –75     see Klose
76     Mu
77     Mu
78     Leeds-UL: 738
79     ✸ Peus 409, 25 Apr. 2013, lot 574
80     Münster: M 1145