RPC II, 630

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 630
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Salvidenus Asprenas (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΣΑΛΟΥΙΔΗΝΟΥ ΑΣΠΡΗΝΑ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ, ΝΕΙ ΚΑΙ ΠΡ ΒΙ (in field)
Reverse design Dionysus seated, l. holding cantharus and thyrsus, on elephant chariot, l.
Metal Brass
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 22.47 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Rec 51, Stumpf 383
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note Abbreviation on rev. stands for Νεικαιεῖς πρῶτοι Βιθυνίας, as is found fully on coins of Domitian (cf. RPC I, 2042).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1920,0111.1 Weber 4899 = KM p. 9, no1 = Rec pl. LXVII.6
2     G Hunter 5, rev. illustrated = SNG 1073
3     Müller 18, 23-25 Sept. 1976, lot 286
4     Gorny & Mosch 237, 7–8 Mar. 2016, lot 1653