RPC II, 627

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 627
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Plancius Varus (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΩ ΝΕΙΚΑΙΕΙΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΑΡΚΟΣ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΣ ΟΥΑΡΟΣ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΣ
Reverse design in four lines in wreath
Metal Brass
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 24.86 g
Axis 1, 2, 6, 7, 12
Reference Rec 45
Specimens 9
Die-links 1, 3: same obv. die.
Note The countermark may perhaps be expanded to μητρόπολις + Βιθυνίας, in which case it would be a countermark of Nicomedia. It is also found on coins of Claudiopolis under Plancius Varus (691/2-3) and of the Bithynian Koinon under Maecius Rufus (604/4 and 6, 612/5).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.1321 vA 7013
2     P: 803 Wa 394 = Rec pl. LXVII.2
3     V: GR 15558
4     NY: 1944.100.42164 Stumpf Taf. XI.8
5     C: 206/1948
6     Cahn 60, 1928, lot 1336
7     CNG EA 378, 13 July 2016, lot 308
8     ✸ Lanz 125, 28 Nov. 2005, lot 697 = Rauch Summer Auction 2007, lot 426
9     A. Tricarico coll. (ex Bucephalus 6, 12 June 2022, lot 561)