RPC II, 2812

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 2812
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Titus (Caesar) ; Domitian (Caesar)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΟΥƐϹ[ ] ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, l.
Reverse inscription ΤΙΤΟϹ ΚΑΙ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟϹ
Reverse design bare heads of Titus and Domitian facing one another
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 10.51 g
Axis 6, 7
Specimens 13
Note 1-3: probably same pair of dies and probably rev. die as 2812/1-5. The editors of the SNG Schweiz II tentatively attributed these coins to Crete, which seems unlikely. A Cicilian mint is a possibility. It is not clear if the two different series were intended to pass for two different denominations, as one seems heavier and larger than the other. However, they seem to share a rev. die.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Schøyen (ex Spink/Galerie des Monnaies, Geneva, 15–16 Feb. 1977, lot 313)
2     Bern SNG Righetti 510
3     Peus 410, 31 Oct.–1 Nov. 2013, lot 739 = Hirsch 172, 1991, lot 599 = Hirsch 167, 1990, lot 887 = Peus 410–411, 31 Oct. 2013, lot 739
4     Aufhäuser 9, 1992, lot 291 = Leu 4, 25 May 2019, lot 521
5     Hirsch 187, 1995, lot 1142
6     Tübingen SNG 4744
7     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. = CNG EA 219, 30 Sept. 2009, lot 360 = Righetti coll.
8     MM Deutschland 19, 16 May 2006, lot 471
9     CNG EA 239, 25 Aug. 2010, lot 441 = CNG EA 239, 25 Aug. 2010, lot 441
10     CGT Coll. Roma E-Sale 17, 25 Apr. 2015, lot 419; ex EA 277, 11 Apr. 2012, lot 171
11     Hirsch 281, 2–4 May 2012, lot 722 = Hirsch 281, 2 May 2012, lot 722
12     CNG EA 304, 12 June 2013, lot 318 = CNG EA 304, 12 June 2013, lot 318
13     Solidus 89, 16 Nov. 2021, lot 1158