RPC I, 2693


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2693
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Mandrogenes, son of Aischrion (without title)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse design bust of Artemis with bow and quiver, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 3.78 g
Axis 12
Reference Schultz 8–9
Specimens 8 (1 in the core collections)
Note 1 example found at Priene (B). 2 obv. dies. The reverse is regarded by Hahn, Frauen p. 327 no. 57 as possibly being a representation of ‘Livia? als Artemis’, but while the figure is identified as Artemis (a standard deity on the coinage of Magnesia) by the bow and quiver, it is not surprising that her hairstyle is like that of Livia.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: I-B
2 –3     see Schultz
4     private coll.
5     ✸ RBW ex Rauch 92, 22 Apr. 2013, lot 1213
6     CGT coll.
7     CGT coll. = Savoca 25 Blue, 27 Oct. 2019, lot 1260
8     CGT coll. = Biga EA 6, 31 Oct. 2021, lot 448