RPC I, 5462

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5462
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Aeolis
City Elaea
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Dentikles (in office for the third time)
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head, left
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΔΕΝΤΙΚΛΟΥ ΤΟ Γ
Reverse design in four lines in wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 10 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 5: same obv. die as 2404/6.
Note The line border suggests the general environs of Pergamum; in addition, the obv. is reminiscent of coins of Elaea, so an attribution to that area seems likely. In fact, 5462.5 is from the same obv. die as 2404.6 (thanks to Jerome), so an attribution to Elaea is secure.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: Löbb. Löbbecke, ZfN 12 (1885), 318, but see p. 422
2 2     K. Stieglitz, Princeton
3 3     Plankenhorn coll.
4 4     A. Yaraş and D. Lenger, NC 2009, 403 no. 22
5 5     ✸ CNG EA 55, 18 Dec. 2002, lot 85
6 6     CGT coll. = Naumann 53, 7 May 2017, lot 438 = Naumann 53, 7 May 2017, lot 438
7 7     CGT coll. = Naumann 65, 6 May 2018, lot 348 = Naumann 65, 6 May 2018, lot 348
8 8     Naville Numismatics 46, 27 Jan. 2019, lot 161
9 9     Zeus Auction 18, 27 Jun. 2021, lot 277
10 10     Bucephalus Numismatic Black 33, 10 Feb. 2024, lot 281