RPC I, 2527C

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2527C
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Hypaepa
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Charixenos Menekratous (without title)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΥΠΑΙΠΗΝΩΝ ΧΑΡΙΞΕΝΟΣ ΜΕΝΕΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ, Α (to r.)
Reverse design Zeus Lydios standing facing, head l., holding eagle in r. and long sceptre in l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.74 g
Specimens 3
Die-links 1–2: same rev. die.
Note The simplest explanation is to assume that the engraver of the reverse die of 2527B has omitted the T from the patronymic. It would then be the same name as on 2527A. However, it is far from certain that it represents the same man since the style and epigraphy of 2527B suggest that it might be rather later, and that the person mentioned is perhaps even a grandson. The mystery of the different patronymics on 2527 and 2527A, coins that are stylistically similar, remains. The P coin (2527) does not seem to have been altered, so we seem to be left with two different men with the same first name signing coins at more or less the same time. The discovery of new specimens may help to bring some further explanation.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Lindgren 3, 472 ('ΧΑΡΙΞΕΝΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ')
2     Weigel
3     ✸ Demos 8, 19 Mar. 2022, lot 355