RPC II, 604

 

Image of specimen #12

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 604
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Koinon of Bithynia
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Titus (Caesar)
Magistrate Marcus Maecius Rufus (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΤΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΥΙΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Titus, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ Μ ΜΑΙΚΙΟΥ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ
Reverse design palm tree; to l., cuirass with helmet and two spears; to r., shield and two spears
Metal Brass
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 12.93 g
Axis 12
Reference Rec 16, Stumpf 366
Specimens 12
Note The countermark ΜΗΤΒ (= GIC 622) may stand for μητρόπολις Βιθυνίας implying an attribution to Nicomedia. It is found also on 612 and on coins of Nicaea and Claudiopolis (627/5, 629/4, 691/2-3).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1902,0607.3 NC 1903, pl XI.2
2     P: 159 Rec pl. XXXV.10
3     B: I-B
4     vA 6910
5     NFA 20, 1988, lot 152
6     Hecht (BM photo)
7     Gotha
8     Budapest
9     NFA Dec. 1987, lot 729
10     CNG MBS 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 860
11     Budapest cast of rev. in Winterthur where ticket says obv. legend begins AYTOKPAT rather than AYTOKPA
12     ✸ Naumann 87, 1 Mar. 2020, lot 282