RPC II, 1109


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1109
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Nysa
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, right
Reverse inscription ΠΛΟΥΤΟΔΟΤΗΣ ΝΥΣΑΕΩΝ
Reverse design Pluto (?) seated, left, with Nike and sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference Cop 314; Regling, Nysa 63
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Note On the name of the god, see Lindner, Mythos und Identität, p. 115. The literary sources name him as Pluto, but he is shown here as Zeus and described as the 'Bringer of Wealth'. For possible smaller denominations, see RPC II, 1116 (perhaps also 1117).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 839
2 2     Cop SNG 314