RPC II, 1414


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1414
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Synnada
Region Phrygia
City Dorylaeum
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian
Reverse inscription ΔΟΡΥΛΑΕΩΝ
Reverse design Poseidon standing, left, holding dolphin and trident (?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 11
Reference vA Phrygien II, 185
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Type dating probably from Domitian's own reign, since it does not mention Italicus and has different letter forms (see RPC II, 1412–13). Rev. is described by vA as 'stehender Zeus mit Sceptre und Schale'; however, object held by figure on the P coin does not look particularly like a patera and top of 'sceptre' cannot be seen. On the new coin 2, trident seems clear, as does probably dolphin, suggesting identification as Poseidon.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1005 Wa 5965
2 2     Plankenhorn coll. = Hirsch 198, 11 Dec. 1998