RPC III, 6536

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 6536
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Nerva
Person (obv.) Nerva (Augustus)
Obverse inscription [ ]
Obverse design laureate head of Nerva (?), right
Reverse inscription [ ]
Reverse design Athena/Roma standing left, holding ? on her extended right hand, left resting on sceptre/spear; behind her, female (?) figure standing left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note This coin was found in 1996 in tomb 30 of the Akdağ necropolis (located between Stratonicea/Eskihisar and Lagina/Turgut). The necropolis was recently studied by Dr. Rahsan Tamsü-Polar, Stratonikeia Akdağ Nekropolü: Somut ve Soyut Kültür üzerine Bir Araştırma (unpublished thesis). We warmly thank Dr. Rahsan Tamsü-Polar for allowing us to publish this coin. The coin is given to Nerva (?), but the portrait might well represent a young Trajan. On the representation of Roma in Asia Minor under the Empire, see F. Delrieux, ‘Roma dans le panthéon monétaire carien sous les premiers Sévères: un nouveau témoignage sur les bronzes de Stratonicée’, RN 170 (2013), pp. 61-100

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Akdağ necropolis 778