RPC II, 968

 

Image of specimen #10

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 968
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Aegae
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Caesar) ; Titus (Augustus)
Magistrate Apollonios Nemeonikos (without title)
Obverse inscription ϹƐΒΑϹΤΩΝ
Obverse design laureate head (of Titus), r., facing bare and draped bust (of Domitian), 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 4.20 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 22; Cop 25
Specimens 10 (4 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same obv. die.
Note The identification seems sure in view of the way that one head is laureate and the other bare. See also S2-I-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     L BMC 22 ('Titus and Domitian')
2     B: I-B ZfN 20 (1897), p. 276, no. 5
3     Mu SNG 377 ('Titus und Divus Vespasianus (?)')
4     Cop SNG 25
5     vA 7673 ('Titus and Domitian')
6     Plankenhorn coll.
7     Plankenhorn coll.
8     SKA 42, 1984, lot 127 = Müller 43, 1983, lot 244
9     Malter 34, 1986, lot 490 = CCE Inc, Oct. 1991, lot 219
10     ✸ CGT coll. (ex Naumann 70, 7 Oct. 18, lot 236) = Naumann 70, 7 Oct. 2018, lot 236