RPC III, 1894



Coin type
Volume III
Number 1894
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Issue Group IIIA: Reign of Trajan?
Dating First half of the second century
Obverse inscription Π
Obverse design sphinx seated left, lifting left front paw
Reverse inscription ΧΙΩΝ
Reverse design amphora
Metal copper-based alloy
Reference Mavrogordato 87α
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Mavrogordato assigned the coin to the first century BC, but Lagos placed it here because the lack of a moneyer’s name and the ethnic in the genitive plural are features of a later period, and because the coin shares a similar style with coins of IIIA. However, it does not fit so easily fit with IIIA.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     V: GR 17967