RPC II, 710


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 710
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Uncertain of Bithynia
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Issue Group D: probably Nicaea
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription ΔΙΟΣ ΛΙ-ΤΑΙΟΥ
Reverse design altar
Metal copper
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 6, 7
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note The reading ΔΙΟΣ ΛΙ is clear and itscompletion seems likely, as an altar with the same inscription is found on coinsof Nicaea under Nero (RPC I, 2053, 2055). This, in turn, suggests theattribution to Nicaea for this coin of Domitian; as the portrait style of 709seems very close to that found on this coin, they should both perhaps beattributed to Nicaea.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1979,0101.1261 ex vA 276
2 2     Private coll.