RPC I, 2917

 

Image of specimen #13

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2917
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Laodicea ad Lycum
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius Postumus
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design draped bust of Nero, right
Reverse inscription ΓΑΙΟΥ ΠΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Reverse design Zeus Laodiceus standing, left, with eagle and staff; to left, wreath enclosing Β
Metal bronze
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 164, Cop 562
Specimens 15 (12 in the core collections)
Note The significance of the wreath and the Β is not clear, though it is taken to mean 'for the second time' by Münsterberg, Beamtennamen; but cf. the Augustan coins of Sosthenes (2896).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 164
2 2     L BMC 165
3 3     L BMC 166
4 4     Cop SNG 562
5 5     P: 1530
6 6     P: 1531
7 7     O
8 8     B: Fox
9 9     B: Löbb.
10 10     C: Leake
11 11     V: GR 29980
12 12     Mu: 24
13 13     ✸ CNG EA 327, 28 May 2014, lot 827
14 14     Naumann 68, 5 Aug. 2018, lot 303
15 15     Bucephalus Numismatic 15, 10 Feb. 2023, lot 888