RPC II, 2775


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume II
Number 2775
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Issue Memphite (nome of Lower Egypt)
Dating L ΙΑ = year 11, AD 91/2
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΘƐΟ ΥΙΟϹ ΔΟΜΙΤ ϹƐΒ [ΓƐΡΜ]
Obverse design laureate (corn-ears) head of Domitian, r.
Reverse inscription ΝΟΜΟϹ ΜƐΝΦƐΙΤΗϹ, L ΙΑ
Reverse design Isis standing, r., holding sceptre and uraeus (?); behind her, Apis bull
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference Weber and Geissen, p. 213, no. Ι.1
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note Description of rev. is uncertain; the one given here is just a translation of D, but it looks rather different from 2-3. A. Geissen (in litt.) wonders if the 'bull' might just be a 'pedestal? with snake'. Legend too is not certain, as Friedländercommented, but MEN- is clear on 2, and the letters EITHC on 1, so legend given here seems most likely at the moment. The design (if as described) continued under Trajan (D6296), and both MEM- (as on 2776) and MEN- occur later.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     D 6294 = Naville 50, 23 June 2019, lot 336
2 2     ✸ B J. Friedländer, ‘Nomenmünzen Domitian’s’, Berliner Blätter für Münz-, Siegel- und Wappenkunde 4 (I868), p. 30, with Taf. XLII.1 (line drawing): NOMOC MEN(ΦI)THC)
3 3     B: 28798
4 4     DS p. 303, n.d. = Naville Numismatics 72, 27 Mar. 2022, lot 393