RPC III, 2544A

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 2544A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Saitta
Reign Hadrian
Magistrate Octavius Kimbros (archon)
Obverse inscription ΖΕΥϹ ΠΑΤΡΙΟϹ
Obverse design Βust of Zeus Patrios, wearing taenia, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΟΚΤΑ ΚΙΝΒΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ ϹΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design Mên standing left holding pine cone on his right hand, left resting on staff
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 7 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same obv. die.
Note This type was previously RPC IV, temporary number 1404. The die link with RPC 2543B, pointed out by P. Thonemann, suggests that all the coins of Octavius Cimber are Hadrianic. He has also pointed out that Cimber appears on a Saittan inscription of AD 120/1 (TAM V 1, 103).
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 5
2 2     Yale PRF Coll.
3 3     vA 3521 ('Bruzus')
4 4     P: 1045
5 5     CNG 33, 15 Mar. 1995, lot 1244 = CNG 47, 16 Sep. 1998, lot 893
6 6     ✸ K.K.coll.
7 7     R. Pudill coll. (ex Savoca Coins Blue 152nd Blue, 7 - 8 Jan. 2023, lot 1244)