RPC III, 1589


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1589
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Mysia
City Apollonia ad Rhyndacum
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Nominative Imperator Nerva Caesar Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, right
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΡΥΝ
Reverse design Apollo, in citharoedic dress, standing facing, head left, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre resting on tripod in left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 18, von Fritze 215
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Note Von Fritze 216 describes a specimen with a similar reverse, but with a short legend ΑΥΤ ΝΕΡΒΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ on the obverse, quoted from the 1905 stock of Rollin and Feuardent. Not seen

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 18, pl. II, 11 rev. = von Fritze, Taf. IV, 12 rev.
2 2     P-AIBL Fonds Robert 139
3 3     Wendt Auktion XVII, Hollschek coll., 22–23 June 1977, lot 216
4 4     CGT coll. (ex Pecunem 23, 5 Oct. 2014, lot 540)
5 5     ✸ Naumann 50, 5 Feb. 2017, lot 341