RPC III, 2411

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 2411
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Uncertain
Issue Coinage without imperial portrait
Dating Trajan/Hadrian
Obverse inscription
Obverse design Ηead of Heracles bearded, l.
Reverse inscription ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design Omphale naked but for lion skin hanging from neck and shoulders, advancing r., carrying club over l. shoulder
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 5.06 g
Axis 5, 6, 7
Reference BMC 79–80, Sardis 253 (c. AD 90–100)
Specimens 9
Note GRPCL Sardis 386 is an example, recorded by Sestini from the Ainslie collection, which was altered to bear the name of Vitellius.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1886,1102.2 BMC 79 and Pl. XXV, 11
2     L: 1850,1128.63 BMC 80
3     Cop SNG 509
4     Mu SNG 495
5     Mu SNG 496
6     ✸ L: 1979,0101.2029 vA 3140
7     Sardis 253
8     Ponterio 148, 9 Jan. 2009, lot 373
9     CGT coll.