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 inscription ΑΡΧΙΕΡΕΥΣ ΓΡΑΜ ΓΛΑΥΚΩΝ ΕΦΕ ΜΑ(Ζ)ΖΑΣ
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