RPC II, 996

 

Image of specimen #20

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 996
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Vettius Bolanus (proconsul)
Dating after AD 73
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΟΥƐϹΠΑϹΙΑΝΟϹ (ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ)
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, l.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΒΩΛΑΝΟΥ ΖΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ, ΑΚΡΑΙΟϹ
Reverse design Zeus seated, l., holding Nike and sceptre
Metal Brass
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 11.13 g
Axis 12
Reference Klose XXXV 1, 1–2; Stumpf 325
Specimens 21
Note Two obverse dies. Letter shapes sometimes square (Σ, Ε) or lunar (C, Ɛ). Akraios is an epithet of Zeus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 294
2 –19     see Klose
20     ✸ J. Clark coll. (ex Pecunem Numismatik Naumann 40, 7 Feb. 2016, lot 419)
21     A. Tricarico coll.