RPC II, 691

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 691
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Bithynium Claudiopolis
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Plancius Varus (proconsul)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΩ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΠΛΑΝΚΙΟΥ ΟΥΑΡΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ
Reverse design six corn-ears tied together
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 12.63 g
Reference Rec 4, Stumpf 336
Specimens 4
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 Nicaea under Plancius Varus (627/5, 629/4) and the Bithynian Koinon under Maecius Rufus (604/4 and 6).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1934,0711.4
2     ✸ P: 268 Rec pl. XLI.10
3     P: 269
4     C