RPC I, 2973

 

Image of specimen #12

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2973
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Claudius
Magistrate M. Suillios Antiochos (grammateus)
Dating AD 50/4
Obverse inscription Μ ΣΥΙΛΛΙΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΣ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ
Obverse design draped bust of Apollo, r.; sometimes, in front, laurel branch
Reverse inscription ΓΕΝΕΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩΝ
Reverse design temple with six columns; statue (?) in pediment
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 5.76 g
Axis 7, 12
Reference BMC 11
Specimens 17 (9 in the core collections)
Die-links 12–13: same pair of dies. 11–13: same obv. die.
Note The head has been identified as Dionysus by BMC and Agrippina II (ZfN, 1882, p. 4); but the wreath seems to be of laurel and the hairstyle is wrong for Agrippina (no cue on the neck); Apollo seems the obvious alternative.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: 391/1880
2     B: I-B
3     B: B-I
4     B: Löbb
5     B: Löbb
6     P: 1307
7     P: 1308
8     P: 1281 Wa 6131
9     L BMC 11
10     Afyon
11     MM Deutschland 11, 7 Nov. 2002, lot 94
12     ✸ CNG EA 218, 9 Sept. 2009, lot 360
13     CGT coll. = Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 38, 6 Dec. 2015, lot 544
14     CGT coll.
15     Savoca 16, 25 June 2017, lot 368
16     Naumann 58, 1 Oct. 2017, lot 401
17     Kölner Münzkabinett EA 4, 1 Jan. 2018, lot 208