RPC II, 959


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume II
Number 959
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Issue With denomination names
Dating Late first century AD?
Obverse inscription ΤΡΙΑ ΑϹϹΑΡΙΑ
Obverse design sphinx seated, right or left (on club), with paw on prow
Reverse inscription ΧΙΩΝ
Reverse design amphora (and bunch of grapes) in laurel wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Reference Mavrogordato 100–2
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note All specimens seem to be overstruck.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1949,0411.939 Mavrogordato coll.
2 2     Yakountchikoff coll. (quoted by Mavrogordato)
3 3     ✸ L: 1949,0411.962 Mavrogordato coll.
4 4     Paris, trade