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
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΑ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΑ ΝΕΡΒΑΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΥΡƐΙΝΑΙΩΝ ΚΑΙ ϹΑΛ[ ]ΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design Amazon (?) Myrina standing l., holding double axe, facing uncertain figure standing r., holding uncertain object on l. arm
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 5.44 g
Axis 12
Reference Franke & Nollé 1014 corr.
Specimens 2
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 Museum Bibliography
1     B: Rauch
2     ✸ CGT Coll. = Savoca 24 Blue, 21–22 Sept. 2019, lot 738