RPC I, 2980

 

Image of specimen #10

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2980
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Lo Helouios Optomos (without title)
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design draped bust of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΛΟ ΕΛΟΥΙΟΣ ΟΠΤΟΜΟΣ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design cornucopia with double axe to l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 12
Reference KM 240, no. 28
Specimens 11 (3 in the core collections)
Note With the new specimens /6 and /9, Lo is now certain, and L. Helvius Optomus seems a plausible name.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     V: GR 19874
2 2     B: Löbb. KM 28
3 3     B: Fox
4 4     CNG MBS 79, 17 Sept. 2008, lot 616 = JSW
5 5     CGT coll., ex Saint Paul Antiques 10, 2 Sept. 2017, lot 205
6 6     Peus 378, 28 Apr. 2004, lot 1045
7 7     Helios 8, 13 Oct. 2012, lot 388
8 8     Naumann 52, 2 Apr. 2017, lot 336
9 9     Naumann 65, 6 May 2018, lot 382
10 10     ✸ Leu 4, 25 May 2019, lot 453 = Leu 11, 14 May 2022, lot 198
11 11     Savoca 150th Blue, 10 Dec. 2022, lot 814