RPC II, 970


Image of specimen #11


Coin type
Volume II
Number 970
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Cyme
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Eprius Marcellus (proconsul for the third time)
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΝΘΥ ƐΠΡΙΩ ΜΑΡΚΕΛΛΩ ΤΟ Γ ΚΥ
Reverse design Cyme standing, l., holding globe and trident
Metal Brass
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Cop 144; Stumpf 319
Specimens 16 (10 in the core collections)
Note The spelling of Vespasian's name is not very clear. The reading ΒƐϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟΝ given by SNG Cop 144 can be disregarded, as the relevant part of the coin is not on the flan. ΒΑϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟΝ, which is given by Mu SNG, seems clear, and the coins all seem to be from the same obv. die. The order to the obv. legend can be determined since legends on coins of Cyme at this time all start at five o'clock. For the design, see Dräger p. 336, n. 2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1921,0520.43 Weber 5533
2     P: 208 Wa 1296
3     P: 207
4     P: 209
5     B: 1928
6     B: Knobelsdorf
7     B: I-B
8     Cop SNG 144
9     V: GR 32409
10     Mu SNG 544
11     ✸ CNG EA 405, 6 Sept. 2017, lot 303
12     CGT coll.
13     CGT coll.
14     CGT coll.
15     CGT coll.
16     A. Tricarico coll.