RPC I, 2629

 

Image of specimen #20

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2629
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Ephesus
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus) ; Poppaea
Magistrate Manius Acilius Aviola (proconsul) ; Aichmokles
Dating AD 65/6
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ, ΕΦ
Obverse design draped bust of Poppaea, right, facing laureate head of Nero, left
Reverse inscription ΑΟΥΙΟΛΑ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ ΑΙΧΜΟΚΛΗΣ ΡΩΜΗ
Reverse design turreted bust of Roma, right; below, bee
Metal bronze
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 1, 11, 12
Reference BMC 213, Cop 377, Karwiese 83
Specimens 22 (16 in the core collections)
Note Variant of obverse type with Nero’s laureate head on r. facing draped bust of Poppaea, l.; 1. B. Callegher, ‘Una moneta di Nerone e Poppea della zecca di Efeso’, Annotazioni Numismatiche 19, settembre 1995, pp. 416-7; 2. Giessener Münzhandlung 104, 9-10 Oct. 2000, lot 678, 9.20 (as 2629, but draped bust of Nero, r. facing draped bust of Poppaea, l.).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B GM 639, 287
2 2     B: Löbb.
3 3     B: Fox
4 4     B: 9808
5 5     B: B-I
6 6     P: 627
7 7     P: 628
8 8     L BMC 213
9 9     L BMC 214
10 10     Cop SNG 377
11 11     O
12 12     V: GR 17149
13 13     V: GR 27720
14 14     V: GR 31483
15 15     Mu: 77a
16 16     MMAG 41 (1970) lot 380
17 17     Waddell 9.12.1982, lot 189
18 18     Sternberg XXI (1988) lot 363
19 19     Weber 5873
20 20     ✸ Gorny & Mosch 265, 14 Oct. 2019, lot 993
21 21     V: GR 43610
22 22     CNG EA 537, 26 Apr. 2023, lot 308