RPC II, 1330

 

Image of specimen #19

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 1330
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Philadelphia
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Titus (Caesar)
Obverse inscription ΤΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Titus, r.
Reverse inscription ΦΛΑΒΙΩΝ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ
Reverse design female cult statue with supports standing facing between two lions
Metal Æ
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 4.26 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference KM p. 181, no. 6
Specimens 19
Die-links 1, 3: same obv. die.
Note Goddess on rev., originally described by Imhoof-Blumer (in KM) as 'Hekate (?) ... in jeder Hand eine brennende Fackel (?)' and later (in GRMK ) as 'weibliches Cultbild mit kalathos und Tänien' is presumably Mother Anaïtis, principal goddess of Philadelphia (Robert, Monnaies grecques, pp. 73-8). The two are erroneously treated as separate varieties by Dräger pp. 328-39, nos. 265 and 267.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     V: GR 19511
2     V: GR 33387
3     B: B-I KM p. 181, no. 6, pl. VI, 11 = GRMK p. 127, no. 7
4     H.I. coll.
5     Hirsch 187, 1995, lot 1152
6     Plankenhorn coll.
7     V-ON Leypold 2524
8     Müller 43, 1983, lot 243 = Müller 46, 1984, lot 292
9     Schulten, Apr. 1984, lot 239
10     V-ON SNG Leypold 1124
11     CGT coll.
12     CGT coll.
13     CGT coll.
14     Roma Numismatics Ltd E-LIve auction 4, 25 Nov. 2018, lot 537 = Savoca Online Auction 31, 10 Mar. 2019, lot 318
15     A. Tricarico coll. (ex CNG EA 257, 8 June 2011, lot 242)
16     Naumann 75, 3 Mar. 2019, lot 401
17     Gorny & Mosch EA 271, 29 May 2020, lot 569 (ex MM Deutschland 35, 17 Nov. 2011, lot 158)
18     J. Clark coll.
19     ✸ H.I. coll.