RPC II, 648

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 648
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicomedia
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Plancius Varus (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΩ ΝΕΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΙΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΑΡΚΟΣ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΣ ΟΥΑΡΟΣ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΣ ΜΗ ΤΡ
Reverse design in five lines in wreath
Metal Brass
Average diameter 33 mm
Average weight 23.36 g
Axis 12
Reference Rec 26 corr.
Specimens 5
Note The monograms stand for μητρόπολις. Rec gives an alpha at end of obv. legend, but a sigma is clear on 1 and conforms to the pattern of Plancius Varus' coins at other cities.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.1408 vA 7101
2     P: 1271 Stumpf Taf. XI.11
3     P: 1272
4     Gorny & Mosch 134, 11–12 Oct. 2004, lot 1931
5     ✸ CNG MBS 76/1, 12 Sept. 2007, lot 1058