RPC I, 2573


Image of specimen #10


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2573
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Ephesus
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Lepidus (Imperator) ; Mark Antony (Imperator) ; Octavian (Imperator)
Magistrate Glaukon (grammateus and high priest) ; Maz(z)as (without title)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design jugate bare heads of the Triumvirs, Antony, Octavian and Lepidus, r.
Reverse design facing cult statue of Artemis (with supports)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 4.29 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 194, corr., Karwiese 5, Karwiese 6
Specimens 11 (5 in the core collections)
Note The reading of the last name is not entirely certain; it was read in BMC as ΜΑΖΑΚΗΣ, in Seaby's Bulletin as ΝΑΣΣΑΣ, while Imhoof-Blumer thought that the (correct) reading ΜΑΖΑΣ was probably a mistake for [ΘΕΟ]ΝΑΤΑΣ. It does, however, remain uncertain whether or not there are two Ζs in the middle of the name: they seem clear on 2 and 8, but not on the other examples (although some of them have a sort of mark in the appropriate place, perhaps representing the remains of the letter, e.g., on a filled-in die). It is also possible that the second Ζ is actually a Ξ.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1961,0301.228
2     L: 1914,0611.4
3     L BMC 194
4     P: 592 Wa 1609
5     B: 165/1884
6     Seaby's Bulletin, June 1981, 158
7     Aufhäuser, Oct. 1986, lot 136
8     RW
9     RBW (ex Hauck und Aufhäuser 15, 21–22 Mar. 2000, lot 271)
10     ✸ Savoca EA 29 Silver, 30 Dec. 2018, lot 196
11     Naumann 53, 7 May 2017, lot 448