RPC I, 670A


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 670A
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Tyndaris
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Marcus Vipsanius Dos— (duovir) ; Aulus Pompeius, son of Aulus, grandson of Lucius (duovir)
Obverse inscription M VIPSEN DOS II VIR EX D D
Obverse design two pilei
Reverse inscription A POMP A F L II VIR COL TVN
Reverse design dolphin and rudder, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 5, 7
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same rev. die.
Note The coin published by R. Martini, ‘Emissione duumvirale della colonia(?) di Tyndaris a firma dei legati(?) di Sextus Pompeius A. Pomponius M.f. Vic(tor) ed A. (Flaminius?) Flamma’, Annotazioni Numismatiche 29, Marzo 1998, pp. 666-70), 8.79, was recently cleaned and will be published again by P. Villemur, ‘De quelques émissions coloniales romaines en Sicile: retour à Tyndaris’ in Peter G. Van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Michel Amandry (eds.), FIDES : Contributions to numismatics in honor of Richard B. Witschonke (New York, 2015), pp. 435-53. The attribution to Tyndaris was wrongly doubted in Supp. I as the legends clearly read: [ ] SEN IIVIR EX DD/A POMP A FL[ ]COL TVN. The reverse design is indeed a dolphin.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2016/1 R. Martini, Annotazioni Numismatiche 29, 1998, pp. 666–70; P. Villemur, Le monnayage colonial romain de Tyndaris en Sicile, BSFN 70, 2, Février 2015, p. 28, Fig. 8; Id., De quelques émissions coloniales romaines en Sicile: retour à Tyndaris, in P. van Alfen, G. Bransbourg and M. Amandry (eds), FIDES. Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of (New York, 2015), pp. 438–9, 6, 443–4 and Pl. 2, 22
2 2     RBW coll. = LAC 3, 2011, lot 139 = P. Villemur, loc. cit., p. 438, 5 and Pl. 2, 21
3 3     ✸ Naville Numismatics 50, 23 June 2019, lot 139