RPC I, 2671


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2671
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Nysa
Reign Uncertain
Issue Nero–Vespasian?
Dating uncertain date
Obverse inscription ΔΗΜΟΣ ΝΥΣΑΕΩΝ
Obverse design bearded head of Demos, right
Reverse design Kore, veiled, standing, left, with sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 12
Reference Regling 39
External URI(s) https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/8646
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2671A/1.
Note As Imhoof-Blumer and Regling noted, ΙΕΡΕΟΥΣ is presumably a die engraver's mistake for ΙΕΡΕΥΣ. See introduction for discussion. Mention should have been made of the discussion by L. Robert, RN 1936, pp. 273-4. He suggested that Julius Antoninus might have been a known senator and benefactor of the Antonine period, and that the coin should therefore be dated to the second century; however, this does not take account of the letter forms Ε and Σ which do not occur after the Flavian period.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: I-B GM 719, no. 599
2 2     V see Robert
3 3     SNG vA 3045