RPC II, 1304B


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1304B
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Uncertain
Dating Titus?
Obverse inscription ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Obverse design draped bust of Dionysus (wearing ivy wreath), right
Reverse inscription ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Hades driving quadriga, right, looking back, holding sceptre and Persephone
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Weber, NC 1913, p. 143, no. XXIII.2
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same rev. die as 1304C/1.
Note The obverse inscription facing outwards is a feature of the first and early second centuries (in RPC I-III). The 'portrait' of Dionysus looks quite like 1304, and lunate letters also occur in the Flavian period. If correctly dated, this type anticipates that used in the middle of the second century - see RPC IV. Confirmation required.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     CGT coll.
2 2     P: 1220
3 3     ✸ Leu EA 20, 25 June 2022, lot 1999 = Papillon EA 5, 6 March 2021, 449