RPC II, 713


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume II
Number 713
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Amastris
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Obverse design radiate head of Domitian, right
Reverse inscription ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΣ ΑΜΑΣΤΡΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design Dionysus standing, left, holding cantharus and thyrsus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 7
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Note 2 was catalogued by H. von Aulock, Phrygiens II, no. 122 as a unique Flavian coin of Dionysopolis in Phrygia. He read the rev. legend as ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΠ[ΟΛΕΙΤΩ]Ν ΦΡ (?) presumably the last two letters were, rather implausibly, thought to refer to Phrygia, but the letters ΝΦΡ are actually ΝΩΡ. Moreover, the obv. die seems to be the sameas that on 1. See also RPC II, 704 (Tium?, with commentary above).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 1872.927
2 2     B.F. Bennett coll.
3 3     CNG EA 352, 3 June 2015, lot 289
4 4     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. (ex Gorny & Mosch EA 271, 29 May 2020, lot 387)