RPC II, 938


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume II
Number 938
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lydia
City Nacrasa
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Marcus (strategos)
Dating Late first century AD?
Obverse inscription ΙΕΡΑ ϹΥΝΚΛΗΤΟϹ
Obverse design draped bust of Senate, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡ ΜΑΡΚΟΥ ΝΑΚΡΑϹΕΙΤ
Reverse design cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus between two stags; star and crescent to left and right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Note A date in the second century would be expected for a coin with the legend ΙƐΡΑ ϹΥΝΚΛΗΤΟϹ, and stags do not normally appear with Artemis before the second century (though see Ancyra 1375). Moreover the countermark also occurs on a coin of Hadrian from Nacrasa.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: 18246128, I-B RSN 6 (1896), no. 6: 'vielleicht aus der Zeit der Flavier'
2 2     ✸ M. Fox coll.
3 3     CGT coll., ex eBay Denant
4 4     CGT coll. = Savoca 25 Blue, 27 Oct. 2019, lot 1283
5 5     R. Aquistapace coll.