RPC I, 2497

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2497
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Clazomenae
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Issue Augustus??
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus (?), r.
Reverse inscription ΚΛΑΖΟΜΕΝΙΩΝ
Reverse design ram reclining, r.
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 5.89 g
Axis 12
Specimens 9
Note Obv. legend (if any) illegible. The attribution to Augustus is by no means certain, in view of the illegibility of the obv. If a specimen were found including ΚΤΙΣΤΗΣ, however, the attribution would be confirmed. Otherwise the coin might perhaps be of Tiberius. -- Corr:. This new, and better, specimen (2497/5) suggests that the head is wearing a diadem rather than a wreath. If so it should presumably be attributed to an earlier king of Asia, presumably in the second century.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1961,0301.223
2     P: 202
3     O
4     Kovacs
5     ✸ Kovacs
6     Gorny & Mosch EA 259, 20 Oct. 2018, lot 3469
7     V: GR 31570
8     L: 1875,0302.3 BMC 110
9     L: 1855,1211.53 BMC 109