RPC II, 911

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 911
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbus
City Mytilene
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Titus (Caesar) ; Domitian (Caesar)
Obverse inscription ΟΥƐϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ [ ] ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ, ΜΥΤ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.; in field, ΜΥΤ
Reverse inscription ΤΙΤΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟϹ [ ]
Reverse design laureate and draped head of Titus, r., facing draped bust with bare head of Domitian, l.
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference BMC 195
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)
Note Howgego suggests that the countermark GIC 248 was applied to Mytilene, as indeed seems likely in view of the fact that it does not occur elsewhere. Presumably ΚΑΙϹΑΡ may be restored in both obv. and rev. legends.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 195
2     L: 1929,1208.4
3     ✸ P: 299
4     Mu SNG 789
5     Amsterdam: ex Leiden
6     CGT coll. (ex Naville 25, 25 Sept. 16, lot 219)