RPC III, 1216

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 1216
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Sinope
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Issue Year 142
Dating AD 97
Obverse inscription IMP NERVA CAESAR AVG P M TR P COS III P P
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, r.
Reverse inscription C I F AN CXLII
Reverse design bearded and draped Bacchus seated r., holding cantharus in r. hand and grapes in l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Average weight 18.50 g
Reference Rec 104a corr.
Specimens 3
Note 1 and 2 are probably struck with the same obverse die. The full title of Nerva on 1 indicates that the coin was made in AD 97, which means that the date on the reverse must be read as CXLII and not CXLI as stated in Rec. The bottom of a vertical stroke seems to be visible on 1 after CXLI. The Sinope specimen does not help

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1979,0101.1250 vA 236
2     Formerly Grand Duc coll. ( = Rec pl. Supp. P, 5)
3     Sinop: 6-5-71 Casey 332 and Pl. 6