RPC I, 5462

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5462
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Dentikles (?) (in office for the third time)
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head, l.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΔΕΝΤΙΚΛΟΥ ΤΟ Γ
Reverse design in four lines in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 3.09 g
Axis 12
Specimens 9
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. -- The variant legend on 3 indicates the correct attribution of the coins. -- The Plankenhorn specimen (5462/3) was read as ΝΕΡΩΝ ΕΛΑΙΤΩΝ, but this is unlikely. Reexamination of the coin (photo) shows the normal legend: ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ. Therefore the identification of the mint remains uncertain.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

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