RPC II, 980


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume II
Number 980
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Temnus
Reign Titus
Person (obv.) Titus (Augustus)
Magistrate Dionysodoros Hagnos philopatris (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΤΙΤΟΝ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Titus, right
Reverse design Zeus (?) standing, left, holding Nike and sceptre
Metal brass
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 6, 7
Specimens 9 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–3: same rev. die.
Note Ἁγνος appeared earlier on coins of Temnus as a title of the proconsul Asinius Gallus; it must be part of the name of the strategos here, as it appears on its own on the coins of Julia (981). Philopatris might be either a name or a title. Coin 4 now shows that the missing magistrate’s name is ΔΙΟΝΥϹΟΔΩΡΟΥ and that coins 5–6 need to belong to this type of Temnus, instead of Teos (see RPC II, 1038 that now needs deleting).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1975,0411.211
2 2     NY: 1971.279.20
3 3     Trade (1988)
4 4     ✸ Private coll.
5 5     Plankenhorn coll.
6 6     V: GR 17911 cf. Münsterberg, Beamtennamen p. 107: 'Domitian?'
7 7     A. Tricarico coll.
8 8     CGT coll.
9 9     CGT coll.