RPC IV.2, 1424 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1424 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius Iulius Crispus (strategos)
Issue Antoninus Pius Group 1: bare head
Dating 138–161
Obverse inscription Α[Υ ΚΑΙ Τ] ΑΙΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design bare head of Antoninus Pius, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Γ Ι ΚΡΙ[ϹΠΟΥ?] [ ] ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design Demeter standing, left, thrusting lighted torch into mouth of open chasm; above chasm, serpent coiling, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6
Reference Hochard 1950-1 corr., BMC 138 corr., Cop 527 corr., Stumpf 598 corr.
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 138, pl. XXVI.11 (rev.), start of reverse legend as 'ƐΠΙ ΔΑΡΙΟV?' Stumpf 598b, pl. XX.1 = Hochard 1951a, pl. 111, start of reverse legend as 'ƐΠΙ ΔΑΡΙΟV'
2 2     Cop: 527 = Stumpf 298, no. 598, both publications misread start of reverse legend as 'ƐΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Ι[ƐΡ?] ƐΠΙ ΑΝΘV Μ[' Hochard 1950a, pl. 111, start of reverse legend as 'ƐΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Ι[ ] ƐΠΙ ΑΝΘV Μ['
3 3     Leu Numismatik Web Auction 3 (25/02/2018), 572 = GRPCL Sardes (Sardis) 434