RPC III, 1214


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1214
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Sinope
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Issue Year 141
Dating AD 96
Obverse inscription IMP NERVA CAESAR AVG P M TR [ ] P P
Nominative Imperator Nerva Caesar Augustus Pontifex Maximus tribunicia potestate pater patriae
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, right
Reverse inscription C I F ANN CXLIX
Reverse design Isis standing, left, holding sistrum (?) in right hand and transverse sceptre in left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference Rec 104
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note If the date on the reverse is correct, the chronology is very tight as this coin was struck between 19th and 31st September 96. What the authors of the Recueil describe as a Phrygian cap is just a metal defect on the surface of the coin. The figure is here identified as Isis, though her sistrum cannot be seen, but the general attitude is like RPC II, 716
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 782 Rec pl. XXVII, 16
2 2     Sinop: 7-17-71 Casey no. 331 and Pl. 5
3 3     ✸ Zeus Numismatics 7, 10 may 2020, lot 460