RPC II, 1144A

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 1144A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Priene
Reign Uncertain
Obverse inscription ΒΙΑⳞ (facing outward)
Obverse design draped bust of Bias (bearded), r.
Reverse inscription ΠΡΙΗΝΕΩΝ (facing outward)
Reverse design Mên standing, facing, head, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding pine cone and long sceptre; behind his shoulders, crescent
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 4.12 g
Axis 7, 8
Reference Regling, Priene 185, KM 94, no. 4, F. Bürchner, ZfN 9 (1882), p. 121
Specimens 10
Die-links 5–7: same pair of dies.
Note Dated by Regling as '2. bis frühes 3. Jahrh.?'. The letter forms suggests the Flavian period, so moved from RPC IV online to II..

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: (Fox)
2     B: (Fox)
3     B: (Löbb)
4     B
5     B: 1902/1048 Regling, Priene 185, pl. IV
6     Bern: Righetti 892
7     Aufhäuser 11 (21/03/1995), 107
8     Coll. Imhoof-Blumer = KM 94, no. 4
9     ✸ Naumann 53, 7 May 2017, lot 461 = Leu 3, 27 Oct. 2018, lot 160 (arguing for a Flavian date)
10     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 8, 6 Oct. 2013, lot 214