RPC I, 2538E


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2538E
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Hypaepa
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Magistrate Sakantes (strategos)
Alliance with Sardis
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΝ
Obverse design laureate head, right
Reverse inscription [ ]ΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ ΣΑΚΑΝΤΗΣ, ϹΤΡΑ
Reverse design two figures clasping hands; between, monogram
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Formerly RPC I, 5445. Probably an alliance coin of Sardis and Hypaepa. A Sakantes is attested at Hypaepa (2537A-2538), and the accusative inscription also suggests the same attribution. If this attribution is correct, we can now add that Sakantes was the strategos. On coin 2, the reverse inscription giving name of the city in alliance with Sardis is unfortunately again obscured, but o /3 it seems to begin with a Υ, and possibly ΥΠ[ ]. See also 2528A = https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/27346.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Mu: 124 Formerly RPC I, 5445
2 2     Goddard coll. G291
3 3     ✸ CGT coll. ex Zeus Budget Auction 13, 31 Oct. 2020, lot 423 ('ΥΠΑΙΠΗΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΘΕΟΦΙΛΟϹ')