RPC III, 2206

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 2206
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Mylasa
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus) ; Aelius (Caesar)
Magistrate M. Iulius Damianus (without title)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟϹ ΛΟΥΚΙΟϹ ΑΙΛΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Nominative Imperator Hadrianus Olympius / Lucius Aelius Caesar
Obverse design confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Hadrian and Aelius
Reverse inscription Μ ΙΟΥΛΙΟϹ ΔΑΜΙΑΝΟϹ ΜΥΛΑϹΕΥϹΙΝ
Reverse design to l., Zeus Οsogoa standing facing, his r. resting on sceptre; to r., Zeus Labraundos standing facing, his l. resting on sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Reference Akarca —
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note The end of the reverse legend was read as ΜΥΛΑCϹΥCΙⲰ, which had no real meaning. The reading ΜΥΛΑCΕΥCΙN makes sense: M. Iulius Damianus (offered this coinage) to the inhabitants of Mylasa. We owe this suggestion to F. Delrieux (see ed. L. Bricault et al., Melanges Amandry, pp. 229-47)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ CNG EA 145, 9 Aug. 2006, lot 213
2 2     Giessener 52, 6 Nov. 1990, lot 315