RPC I, 5457

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5457
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Synnada
Region Phrygia
City Amorium
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Nero (Caesar)
Magistrate Markos (without title) ; [—]oul[—] (without title)
Obverse inscription ΝƐΡⲰΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head, l.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ[ ]ΟΥΛ[ ]; ΑΜΡ
Reverse design Zeus seated, l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 3.84 g
Axis 10, 12
Specimens 4
Note The size and use of a magistrate's name (or, more probably, two names joined by καί) indicate the province of Asia. Perhaps somewhere in Ionia? The Afyon coin now shows that 5457 is a coin of Amorium, since to the left of the figure there is a monogram of AMP, as on other coins of Amorium (information from Richard Ashton). The second name is still unclear. The reverse design is the same as that found on the smaller denomination for Nero (RPC I, 3242) and Vespasian.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1850,0326.126
2     Afyon: 727
4     ✸ Savoca 94 Blue, 30-31 Jan. 2021, lot 975
5     CGT coll. = Savoca 109 Blue, 24 July 2021, lot 535