RPC II, 1114

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 1114
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Nysa
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus) ; Domitia (Augusta)
Obverse inscription ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, r., facing draped bust of Domitia, l.
Reverse inscription ΝΥϹΑƐΩΝ ƐΥΠΟϹΙΑ
Reverse design cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Regling, Nysa 69
Specimens 8 (4 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same obv. die.
Note For the cornucopia and the concept Euposia (abundance), see Lindner, Mythos und Realität, p. 158. The style of Domitian's portrait is similar to that on the coins solely in his name, suggesting contemporaneity. Dräger, p. 297, n. 13 dates the type to AD 93-6, because of his dating of similar pieces at Ephesus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: B-I
2 2     B: I-B LS p. 108, no. 12
3 3     V: GR 35541
4 4     C SNG Lewis 1476 ('Tralles')
5 5     CGT coll. (ex Naville 17, 20 Sept. 2015, lot 327)
6 6     CNG EA 191,S. Wagner coll., 9 July 2008, lot 69
7 7     ✸ Demos 8, 19 Mar. 2022, lot 358
8 8     A. Tricarico coll. (ex in Asta E-Live Auction 102, 21 Sept. 2022, lot 484)