RPC I, 3000

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3000
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Octavia
Magistrate Mindios (strategos for the second time)
Dating c. AD 60
Obverse inscription ΘΕΑΝ ΟΚΤΑΒΙΑΝ
Obverse design draped bust of Octavia, r., with ears of corn in wreath
Reverse inscription ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΜΙΝΔΙΟΥ ΣΤΡΑ ΤΟ Β
Reverse design veiled female figure standing, r., with sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 5.29 g
Axis 6
Reference LS 138, nos 6–8
Specimens 6
Note Rev. legend retrograde. The identify of the figure on the rev. is unsure; Imhoof-Blumer suggested Boule, but Demeter seems quite possible in view of 2988–9.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1215 Wa 5244
2     P: 1214 Wa 5243
3     Mu: 46 LS 8
4     CGT coll.
5     ✸ Naumann 67, 1 July 2018, lot 363
6     Naumann 67, 1 July 2018, lot 364