RPC II, 674


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 674
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Prusias ad Hypium
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitia (Augusta)
Obverse inscription [ ]ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΣΕΒ[ ]
Obverse design bust of Domitia, right
Reverse inscription ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, ΠΡ ΥΠ (in field)
Reverse design Demeter standing, left, holding corn-ears and sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rec 11 corr.
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note This is the only coin known for Domitia from Bithynia. It seems to be genuine, but a suspicion remains that it has been altered from a coin of Domitian. There is also a reworked coin in B (B-I, 12.35 = vA Index, Domitia by the Koinon), which was perhaps originally a specimen of this variety. It also has a female head on the obv. with the inscription ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ; the reverse reads ΔΗΜΗΤΗ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ and the letters Μ Δ appear in the field. MΔ might suggest Bosporus (cf. 469, etc.), but like the rev. legend could have been tooled from ΠΡ ΥΠ and OMONOIA ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ. The B coin is not at all reliable and it may seem better to disregard it completely.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 15884 Rec pl. CIII.27