RPC I, 2566

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2566
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Cilbiani Superiores
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Caesar)
Magistrate Au. Anton. Poulchros (without title)
Dating AD 54/9
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡƱΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΙΛ ΤƱΝ ΑΝƱ Ε ΑΥ Α [Π]ΟΥ
Reverse design eagle standing, facing (head, r.); all in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 3.19 g
Axis 12
Reference GRMK 40 corr.
Specimens 6
Note Imhoof-Blumer's tentative attribution to Cisthene was doubted by Kubitschek (NZ, 1909, pp. 266–7) and H. von Fritze (Die Antike Münzen Mysiens, p. 233, no. 622). The ethnic is clear on the new specimen 2566/2, and the shape of the omega leaves no doubt that the new attribution is correct.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Winterthur: 2549 GRMK 40: 'Cisthene?'
2     Winterthur: 6948 Schulten (19.10.1989) lot 441
3     Yale ex PRF, ex Münzen Auktion Essen Lagerliste 4, 1996, lot 135
4     ✸ Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 38, 6 Dec. 2015, lot 482
5     Naumann 52, 2 April 2017, lot 967
6     Naumann 52, 2 April 2017, lot 966