RPC III, 2833

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 2833
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Galatia
City Ancyra
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Magistrate T. Pomponius Bassus (presbeutès antistrategos)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟ ΝΕΡΟΥΑΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤ
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ (Τ)(Ι) ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ (ΠΡ)
Reverse design Mên standing l., with chiton, cloak and oriental tiara, crescent on shoulder, holding patera in his extended r. hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 9.73 g
Axis 6
Reference Stumpf 448
Specimens 5
Die-links 1, 4: same obv. die.
Note ΕΠΙ Τ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ ΠΡ: 1; ΕΠΙ ΤΙ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ: 2-5; The obverse legend of 1 does not end in ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ as stated by Stumpf (Stumpf 446d), but in ΣΕΒΑΣΤ: in fact the T is hardly visible but 1 and 4 share the same obv. die. On 4, the T is perfectly legible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 50 Wa 6595 = SNG 2413
2     Cop SNG 104
3     Yale: ex PRF coll.
4     vA 6120
5     O