RPC I, 2745A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2745A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Rhodes
Reign Uncertain
Obverse inscription
Obverse design head of Dionysus, with ivy wreath, r.; in front, thyrsus
Reverse inscription ΡΟΔ-ΙΩΝ
Reverse design female cult statue standing front flanked by two thymiateria (?)
Metal Silver
Average weight 0.92 g
Specimens 1
Note The head of Dionysus on the obverse has a thyrsos in front, like the head of Dionysus on the large bronzes RPC I, 2757 signed by Antigonos, the only issue of that series to add a thyrsos to the obverse. The female cult-statue flanked by two thymiateria (?) on the reverse of this new silver coin must be that on the reverses of the later large bronzes BMC 399/Cop 891, now in RPC III, 2687. We guess that the new silver coin is to be associated with the Antigonos bronzes (early-mid first cent. AD) rather than the later large bronzes with the female cult-statue, since the latter have Helios on the obverse, the temporary practice of putting Dionysus on the obverse having ceased just before the Neronian issues of Rhodes.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 1998.915