RPC II, 1234

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 1234
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Trapezopolis
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Ti Klaudios Orontes (without title)
Obverse inscription ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΤΡΑΠΕΖΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ [ ]
Reverse design Cybele standing facing, between two lions
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 9.19 g
Axis 12
Specimens 3
Note Letters on rest of rev. legend are not really legible, but might be ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟ[ ]; perhaps the coin is a larger denomination of the other two and legend might prove to refer to Klaudios Orontes. If it is right to think that the inscription on 2 starts at twelve o'clock, it looks as if it too has some additional legend, but not readable either. Style of obv. is very like that of 1235.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: 599/1928
2     Afyon: 1959
3     ✸ Numismatik Naumann 78, 2 June 2019, lot 635