RPC I, 2808

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2808
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Alabanda
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Person (rev.) Livia (Augusta)
Magistrate Aristogenes (without title) ; Hipparches (without title) ; Maia (without title)
Issue Augustus?
Obverse inscription ΑΡΙΣΤΟΓΕΝΗΣ ΙΠΠΑΡΧΗΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus (?), r.
Reverse inscription ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ ΜΑΙΑ
Reverse design female head (of Livia?), r.; to r., monogram
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 12
Reference GM 661, no. 407
Specimens 9 (3 in the core collections)
Note Imhoof-Blumer later suggested (KM 105) that the word on the rev. might be ΜΑΓΑ, the genitive of ΜΑΓΑΣ, but ΜΑΙΑ seems definite on the V specimen. Imhoof-Blumer originally thought that ΜΑΙΑ was the goddess with whom Livia was identified. Grant, FITA 373 and pl. XI.57 (=2808/1), regarded the obv. as a portrait of Aristogenes.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B GM 661, no. 407, with Taf. IX.22
2 2     V: GR 35994
3 3     Trade 1987
4 4     JSW
5 5     CGT coll.
6 6     Naumann 81, 1 Sept. 2019, lot 426
7 7     Naumann 53, 7 May 2017, lot 546
8 8     NY: 1944.100.47637
9 9     ✸ CNG Triton XXVI, 10 Jan. 2023, lot 548