RPC II, 1601


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume II
Number 1601
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Pisidia
City Apollonia Mordiaeum
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙ ΚΑΙ ϹΑΒΑϹΤΩ (sic) ΟΥΕϹΠΑϹ[ ]
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, right
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟΛΛωΝΙΑΤωΝ ΛΥΚΙωΝ
Reverse design Zeus seated, left, holding thunderbolt and spear
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 6
Reference vA Pisid 65
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Sneh suggests that the coin depicts Vespasian, not Titus, reading the beginning of the obverse legend as ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ. But the interpretation of the inscription is very difficult. The new Biga coin shows more of the inscription but is still hard to read.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B GM p. 167, no. 477
2 2     ✸ H Sneh coll.
3 3     Biga Auction 1, 8 Nov. 2020, lot 333