RPC I, 2818A


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2818A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Alabanda
Reign Claudius
Magistrate Isotimos
Obverse inscription ΙϹΟΤΙΜΟϹ
Obverse design draped bust of Apollo, right; in front, branch of laurel
Reverse inscription ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ
Reverse design Apollo Kissios, standing, holding bird (raven?) and bow; to left, sheep
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 7
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note 2818A-B were given to the reign of Claudius by R. Martini (as noted in the CS, p. 124) on different grounds: 2818A has the same diameter as 2817-8 and its iconography is the same as 2818; 2818B, with the same name, Isotimos, is related to 2818A. On 2818B/2, the name of the magistrate is spelled as Isoteimos and the epsilon is lunate, which is characteristic of the Antonine series (but on the reverse, the epsilon of ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ is normal). 2818C, a new series, is also given here as its iconography is similar to 2818, 2818A and 2821. But the epsilon of ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ is lunate. So it is not clear how to date these coins.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Winsemann Falghera coll. no. 446 ( = R. Martini, Homenatge al Dr. Leandre Villaronga, AN 21–3 (1991–3), pp. 259–63)
2 2     ✸ Naumann 57, 3 Sept. 2017, lot 443