RPC III, 1930A

 

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Coin type
Volume III
Number 1930A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Cyme
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Magistrate Papias Koin[ ] (strategos)
Alliance with Myrina
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head bust of Hadrian, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ ΠΑΠΙΟΥ ΚΟΙΝ[ ], ΚΥ ΜΥ
Reverse design cult statue of Ephesian Artemis (with supports), facing; and figure standing facing, head l., holding sceptre (?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Average weight 9.67 g
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note KY = Cyme, whichuses Ephesian Artemis as a type. MY = Myrina, which is the mostlikely as it is so close, and there are several Kyme-Myrina 'alliance ' coins for Nervaetc. RPC 1929, formerly of Cyme and now reattributed to Myrina, has asimilar figure on the left, i.e. Myrina, side (whoever it is). As Cyme is on the left on this coin, it should be an issue of Cyme. ΕΠΙ ΣΤΡΑ ΠΑΠΙΟΥ is clear, as is the following ΚΟΙΝ[ ], which is presumably another name, but its ending is unclear. The next letter may perhaps be a Ε. LGPN forkoin*: http://clas-lgpn5.classics.ox.ac.uk:8080/exist/apps/lgpn1-search/index.html?name=koin* has various possibilities, of which only KOINEYC (genitive KOINEOY) would fit, but it seems astrange name and is known only from Athens in the C4/C3 BC. The next letter does not look like a T, which would have more, plausible, possibilities.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ R. Pudill coll. (ex Gorny & Mosch 276, 19 Apr. 2021 (P. Weiss), lot 331)