RPC III, 1914


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1914
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Issue Group IIID: reign of Trajan or Hadrian?
Dating First half of the second century
Obverse inscription ΧΙΩΝ
Obverse design sphinx seated right, lifting right paw over prow of galley; (below, star)
Reverse inscription ΟΜΗΡΟϹ
Reverse design Homer seated on throne, right; he holds an opened scroll in his lap; sometimes, the letter Α is visible οn the scroll
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 6
Reference Mavrogordato 110η
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1949,0411.957 (ex Mavrogordato)
2 2     G: Chios 68 SNG 1389
3 3     ✸ G: Chios 68 SNG 1390
4 4     V: GR 37172, 5.27.
5 5     Savoca 122nd Blue, 25 Dec. 2021, lot 664