RPC II, 2488

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 2488
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Issue LΒ = year 2
Dating AD 82/3
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription L Β
Reverse design hawk standing, right, with headdress
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note 2488 is the other of the rare coins for Domitian with the title germ in year 2. It is cited from two specimens. One of these, in New York, is illustrated in RPC II, and seems clear. The second was D618, but DS 618 and the Naville sale photo show that the obv. reading is not clear.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 618 = Naville Numismatics 39, 29 Apr. 2018, lot 328
2 2     NY: 1973.56.425 Buttrey, Chronology p. 55, no. (ii), pl. I.3