RPC II, 1146


Image of specimen #7


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1146
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription ΛΕΥΚΟΦΡΥϹ ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing cult statue of Artemis Leukophryene (with supports) crowned by two Nikai
Metal leaded bronze
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Schultz 40–2
Specimens 8 (5 in the core collections)
Note Coins 1-2 and 6 were not known to Schultz. She does not include the coin described by Imhoof-Blumer in the Historisches Museum, St Gallen, with the same types but with a much larger flan at 33 mm / 14.87 g (see RSN 34, 1948/49, p. 12, no. 41 with pl. II, 41). It has the right diameter for the larger denomination, but the weight is rather low, suggesting the alternative possibility that it might just be a standard coin on an unusual broad flan.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1971,1201.3
2 2     L: 1974,0915.1
3 3     P: 1484
4 4     Mu SNG 617
5 5     B: I-B
6 6     Trade (1982)
7 7     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. (ex Pecunem Gitbud and Naumann 33, 5 July 2015, lot 316)
8 8     CGT coll.