RPC I, 2958

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2958
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Matron Apolloniou (without title)
Issue Group III: Augustus (?) alone
Dating c.AD 5 (?)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΑΤΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design double axe on basis, with serpent coiled around and surmounted by radiate head, looking r.
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 4.85 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 106, AMC 1391
Specimens 9
Note ΜΑΤΡΩΝ was preferred by Imhoof-Blumer to Waddington's ΜΑΤΙΩΝ; for the name Μάτρων, see LGPN, p. 300; for its occurrence at Hierapolis, see Weber, p. 487.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 106
3     B: 28778
4     B: I-B KM 239, no. 22, with Taf. VII.30
5     O AMC 1391
6     Mu: 11a
7     C: 359/1948
8     Waddell 9.12.1982, lot 352
9     ✸ Savoca Special Auction 79 , 21 June 2020, lot 434
10     CGT coll. = Papillon 4, 19 Dec. 2020, lot 312