RPC II, 615


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume II
Number 615
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Koinon of Bithynia
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Lucius Antonius Naso (procurator)
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ Λ(ΟΥΚΙΟΥ) ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ ΝΑΣΩΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΤΡΟ(Π)(ΟΥ), ΒΙΘΥΝΙΑ (in field)
Reverse design Bithynia standing, right, with foot on elephant head, holding rudder and plough
Metal brass
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 7
Reference Rec 7–8
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note 1 and 3 have ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ; 2 has ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝ, followed by a very small Ο: clearly the engraver had run out of space

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 1
2 2     B: Dannenberg
3 3     Mu Rec pl. XXXV.5
4 4     ✸ Bucephalus Numismatic 21, 23–24 June 2023, lot 554