RPC I, 3844

 

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Coin type
Volume I
Number 3844
Province Kingdom of Armenia
Region Armenia
City Kingdom of Armenia
Reign Polemo II
Person (obv.) Polemo II (king)
Person (rev.) Julia Mammaea (queen)
Dating AD 60/4
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝΟΣ
Obverse design diademed head of Polemo, r.
Reverse inscription ΙΟΥΛΙΑΣ ΜΑΜΜΑΙΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ
Reverse design diademed bust of Mammaea, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 7.14 g
Axis 6, 11
Reference Kovacs 298
Specimens 4
Note P. Thonemann, Polemo, son of Polemo (Dio, 59.12.2), Epigraphica Anatolica 37 (2004), pp. 144–150, asserts p. 147, n. 19, that RPC I, 3844 should not be attributed to Polemo II of Pontus (so RPC following Seyrig) but to M Antonius Polemo, dynast of Olba in Cilicia, since it was to him (not Polemo).that Armenia was presented.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Beirut H. Seyrig, RN 1971, 45–7 = Scripta Nummaria 156–8, fig. 1
2     M&M Deutschland 19, Righetti coll. 7, 16 May 2006, lot 334
3     ✸ Gemini VI, 10 Jan. 2010, lot 133
4     Leu WA 12, 30 May 2020, lot 563