RPC I, 2904

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2904
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Laodicea ad Lycum
Reign Tiberius
Magistrate Pythes Pythou (without title)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design wolf (?) seated, l., with double axe, in wreath
Reverse inscription ΠΥΘ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Reverse design Aphrodite standing, l., with dove; (to l., Β)
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 14 mm
Average weight 3.18 g
Axis 1, 2, 12
Reference BMC 57
Specimens 10
Note On this and 2910, the animal has been variously described as a wolf (KM 264; AMC), a lynx (BMC), a lion or a panther (Cop), or a panther (vA). A wolf seems the likeliest and presumably is a pun on the Lykos river.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 58
2     L BMC 57
3     vA 8412
4     J. Clark coll. (ex Savoca Numismatik 17th online live-auction, 30 July 2017, lot 387)
5     ✸ Leu EA 13, 15 Aug. 2020, lot 887 = Roma Numismatics EA 30, 29 Oct. 2016, lot 179
6     Naumann 48, 20 Nov. 2016, lot 418
7     Roma Numismatics EA 27, 28 May 2016, lot 257
8     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 27, 4 Jan. 2015, lot 324
9     CGT coll.
10     CGT coll.