RPC I, 3120


Image of specimen #14


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3120
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Apamea
Region Phrygia
City Dionysopolis
Reign Tiberius
Magistrate Charixenos, son of Char(ixenos), grandson of Char(ixenos) (without title)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design bare head of Tiberius (?), r.
Reverse design Dionysus standing, l., with grapes and thyrsus
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 4.87 g
Axis 12
Reference vA Phryg. II, 108–20
Specimens 18
Note It is not clear why vA Phryg. II separated his nos. 108–17 from 118–20. The monograms have been variously read: in KM, p. 219, no. 6, followed by Münsterberg, Beamtennamen, the false reading 'ΕΧΑΤΟΥ = ΕΚΑΤΟΥ' was given; vA Phryg. II gives 'ΧΑΡΤΟΥ (?) ΑΡΧ (?)' (p. 17), but the two monograms are the same and so should presumably be expanded in the same way; in view of the name Charixenos, Char seems most likely, presumably the names of his father and grandfather.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.2197 ex vA 3538
2     L BMC 16
3     Cop SNG 349
4     P: Delepierre
5     P: Delepierre
6     O
7     B: Fox
8     B: I-B KM 219, no. 6
9     B: B-I
10     C SNG 4965
11     V: GR 19872
12 –13     see vA
14     ✸ Naville Numismatics 47, 3 Mar. 2019, lot 167
15     CGT coll.
16     CGT coll.
17     CGT coll.
18     CGT coll.