RPC II, 967

 

Image of specimen #16

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 967
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Aegae
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Apollonios Nemeonikos (without title)
Obverse inscription ΟΥƐϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, l.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΟΥ ΝƐΜƐΟΝƐΙΚΟΥ, ΑΙΓΑƐΩΝ
Reverse design Apollo standing, r., holding taenia and laurel branch
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.42 g
Axis 12
Specimens 18 (3 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "The portrait is Titus rather than Vespasian (so Imhoof-Blumer, ZfN 20 (1897), p. 276, no. 5) or Domitian. But this is very uncertain". Now corrected to Vespasian with full obv. inscription, in the light of the new specimens. See also 2431A for a coin with the name Nemeonikos, showing that the translation given in RPC II (Nemean victor) is incorrect and the word should just be regarded as a name.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 32 Wa 1262
2     P: 31
3     Mu SNG 376 ('Titus') = ZfN 20 (1897), p. 276, no. 4
4     Müller (Solingen) 47, 18 Sept. 1984, lot 175 ('Titus')
5     Plankenhorn coll.
6     Plankenhorn coll.
7     R. Effler coll.
8     CGT coll.
9     CGT coll.
10     CGT coll.
11     CGT coll. ex Pecunem 18, lot 413
12     Savoca 13 Blue, 30 Nov. 2018, lot 808
13     CGT Coll
14     CGT coll.
15     A. Tricarico coll.
16     ✸ Savoca 82nd Online Auction, 26 July 2020, lot 198
17     A. Tricarico coll. (ex Savoca 83rd Blue, 22-23 Aug. 2020, lot 701)
18     Arikantürk SNG 63