RPC III, 1668A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1668A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Mysia
City Adramyteum
Reign Uncertain
Obverse inscription ΘΗΒΗ ΑΔΡΑΜΥΤΗΝΩΝ
Obverse design Turreted head of Tyche (Thebe), right
Reverse inscription Ϲ[ ]ΑΛΛΑ ΛΗ[ ]
Reverse design Poseidon nude standing left, right foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand, left hand resting on trident
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 11
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note At the moment, the reverse legend makes no sense. It seems somewhat like III, 1668, which is equally odd. Future discoveries may clarify. The coin looks like it was made in the second century, and the features are not unlike those of Trajan. Thebe was the daughter of the Adramys, the eponym of Adramyttium. Strabo 13, 65: 'At the distance of 50 stadia [from Adramyteum] in the interior is Thebe, uninhabited'. More research required!

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ T. Mullally coll.