RPC II, 647


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume II
Number 647
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΔΟΜΙΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ
Obverse design radiate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription ΝΕΙΚ ΠΡΩΤΟΙ ΠΟΝΤ ΚΑΙ ΒΕΙΘΥ
Reverse design cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 7, 9, 12
Reference Rec Nicomedia 39
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Note Attribution to Nicaea seems likely in view of form of rev. legend, which is like that normal at Nicaea. According to I-B (GM p. 605, no. 137), 'die Lesung ΔΙΠΟΝΤ ist sicher'; but legend given here and by Rec seems equally readable and much more plausible.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B Rec. pl. LXXXIX.26
2 2     T. Mullally coll.
3 3     T. Mullally coll. (ex N&N London Online Auction 2, 16 Apr. 2022, lot 227)
4 4     ✸ Nomos Obolos EA 24, 21 Aug. 2022, lot 468