RPC III, 1929


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1929
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Myrina
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Alliance with Sala
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, right
Reverse inscription ΜΥΡΕΙΝΑΙΩΝ ΚΑΙ ϹΑΛ[ ]ΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design Amazon (?) Myrina standing left, holding double axe, facing uncertain figure standing right, holding uncertain object on left arm
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference Franke & Nollé 1014 corr.
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note The coin was formerly listed under Cyme, as an alliance coin with Myrina. But the new coin /2 clearly reads ΚΑΙ ϹΑΛ[ ]ΝΟΙΑ, and the restoration ΚΑΙ ϹΑΛ[ΗΝΩΝ ΟΜΟ]ΝΟΙΑ seems inevitable, assuming that the legend continues round the whole of the reverse. The identity of the figure representing Sala, who wears a short chiton, is uncertain. The figure on the left represents Myrina, but it is not clear if it is an Amazon figure, or, e.g., a figure of Apollo.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: Rauch
2 2     ✸ CGT coll. = Savoca 24 Blue, 21–22 Sept. 2019, lot 738