RPC II, 711


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume II
Number 711
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Uncertain of Bithynia
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Issue Group E: uncertain
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΥ ΣΕΒΑ, ΑΡΕΤΗ
Reverse design Arete standing, left, holding spear or sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note I-B commented, 'Der nicht gennantePrägeort könnte eine der bithynischen Städte sein'; the obvious candidate isPrusias ad Hypium, which seems to have been the source of most of the'anonymous' Bithynian coinage. In addition, the rev. design seems similar inconcept to RPC II, 685-6. But at the moment there is insufficient evidence for thisattribution. The type is a modified translation of the design of virtuti augustiused at Rome from AD 84 (see Bosch pp. 186-7).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: B-I GRMK p. 21, no 6
2 2     ✸ CNG EA 323, 26 Mar. 2014, lot 225