RPC II, 1198


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1198
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Mylasa
Reign Titus
Person (obv.) Domitian (Caesar)
Magistrate Tiberius Claudius Melas, son of Asklepiodoros (dedicator)
Obverse inscription ΔΟΜΕΤΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, right
Reverse design Zeus standing, right, holding sceptre and eagle
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 12
Reference Akarca 53 corr.
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Note The correct reading is clear on coin 1; its sense, indicating the person who introduced a motion, was discussed by Robert. Older discussions, which rely on coins 3-4, incorrectly give reading of legend probably as αἰτησάμενος. Without obv. inscription, it would not have been possible to identify head as that of Domitian ('ohne Porträtähnlichkeit': Imhoof-Blumer, KM p. 144, no. 4). For the question of whether the coin belongs to the reign of Titus or Domitian, see RPC II, p. 182.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: Y28753 L. Robert, Monnaies grecques (1967), p. 54 with pl. I, 4
2 2     Oslo
3 3     Plankenhorn coll.
4 4     KM p. 144, no. 4 (formerly trade)
5 5     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. (ex Savoca 82nd Online Auction, 26 July 2020, lot 230)