RPC III, 1896


Image of specimen #6


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1896
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Issue Group IIIB: reign of Trajan or Hadrian?
Dating First half of the second century
Obverse inscription ΧΙΩΝ
Obverse design sphinx seated left, with front paws placed on the prow of a galley
Reverse inscription ΑϹϹΑΡΙΝ ΗΜΙϹΥ
Reverse design two crossed thyrsoi; all within vine wreath with a small bunch of grapes hanging inside from the top of the wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Reference Mavrogordato 109β
Specimens 6 (5 in the core collections)
Note Included by Mavrogordato in his group 108γ. Lagos gives the legend as ΑϹϹΑΡΕΝ ΑΜΙΣΥ (sic).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 3168
2 2     V: GR 17988 Mavrogordato, 1918, Pl. 1.9. fig. 2
3 3     B: I-B
4 4     B: P-O
5 5     B: Löbb.
6 6     ✸ MM Deutschland 13, Righetti III, 9 Oct. 2003, lot 387