RPC II, 1012

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 1012
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Domitian
Magistrate Frontinus (proconsul) ; Myrton (stephanephoros and daughter of the people) ; Rhegeinos (strategos)
Dating AD 84
Obverse inscription ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΩ ΦΡΟΝΤƐΙΝΩ ϹΤΡΑΤΗΓΟϹ ΡΗΓƐΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design Zeus seated, l., holding Nike and sceptre
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ϹΤƐ ΜΥΡΤΟΥ ΘΥΓΑΤΡΟϹ ΤΟΥ ΔΗΜΟΥ ΖΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ
Reverse design two Nemeses standing facing each other, holding bridle and yard
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 13.91 g
Reference Klose IV A; Stumpf 407
Specimens 6 (1 in the core collections)
Note Five obv. dies. Klose plausibly identifies the stephanephoros as Cosconia Myrton, attested at Smyrna from September AD 83 (p. 64, note 373 and p. 68, note 393); as the proconsul is attested epigraphically at Hierapolis in the years 84/5, 85/6 and 86/7, this issue of coins from Smyrna must date from mid AD 84.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L BMC 133
2 –6     see Klose