RPC II, 1057


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1057
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Nicaea Cilbianorum
Reign Domitian
Magistrate Timokles (grammateus)
Obverse inscription ΚΙΛΒΙΑ(ΝΩΝ ΝΕΙΚΑΗΝΗ)
Obverse design bust of Kilbia (or Neikaene), right, with small lion head before
Reverse inscription ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΥϹ ΤΕΙΜΟΚΛΗϹ
Reverse design Zeus seated, left, with patera and sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 1, 12
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)
Note Imhoof-Blumer interpreted the design as 'die Stadtgöttin Νεικαηνη'. As he suggests, the lion's head perhaps indicates a fountain or some other source of water.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 219
2 2     B: I-B Imhoof-Blumer, NZ 1888, p. 10, no. 10, pl. I, 8.
3 3     NY: 1944.100.48922