RPC III, 1902


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1902
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Issue Group IIIC: reign of Trajan or Hadrian?
Dating First half of the second century
Obverse inscription ΟΒΟΛΟϹ
Obverse design sphinx seated left, lifting front paw over prow of galley
Reverse inscription ΧΙΩΝ
Reverse design male nude figure with a vine wreath on his head, standing front with left arm draped and leaning on a staff
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Reference Mavrogordato 108β
Specimens 6 (5 in the core collections)
Note The figure is clearly standing on a base and probably represents a statue; an identification with the hero Oinopion, the mythical founder of Chios, is likely (Mavrogordato, Lagos, pp. 603-6).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1949,0411.936 ex Mavrogordato
2 2     C
3 3     A: 1903-4 B’ K. d
4 4     V: GR 17988
5 5     Mu: 28536
6 6     C: Leake