RPC IV.2, 1426 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1426 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Faustina I (Diva)
Magistrate M. Kl. Fronton (asiarch and first strategos)
Dating c. 140-144?
Obverse inscription ΘƐΑ ΦΑΥϹΤƐΙΝΑ
Obverse design draped bust of the deified Faustina I, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΚΛ ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝΟϹ ΑϹΙΑΡΧ ϹΤΡΑΤΗΓΟ Α ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design temple with six columns enclosing statue of emperor standing, l., extending hand, holding spear
Metal Æ
Average diameter 35 mm
Average weight 25.56 g
Axis 6, 7, 12
Reference Hochard 1954, BMC 139
Specimens 18

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 139
2     ✸ L: 1979-1-1-2036 vA 3154
3     Boston: 64.1937 GRPCL Sardes (Sardis) 439, reverse as 'female figure' = Hochard 1954b, pl. 112
4     Princeton: Inv. 2403 Levy-Bastien 1690, pl. XXV, worn
5     Manisa worn
6     P: 1241 Wa 5254, double struck
7     Sardis Excavations 289a, double struck
8     Sardis Excavations 289b, worn
9     Sardis Excavations C81–82, worn
10     P: no number, under 'Unidentified', both legends obscure
11     L: G 2118, reverse legend obscure, authenticity doubtful: cast?
12     CNG Electronic Auction 126 (09/11/2005), 201, reverse double struck, thus temple appears to have eight columns
13     Gorny & Mosch 156 (05/03/2007), 1774, obverse legend tooled resulting in different letter distribution
14     H.D. Rauch Summer 2009 (17/09/2009), 864 = Hochard 1954g, pl. 112
15     Jean Elsen 95 (15/03/2008), 472 = Jean Elsen 97 (13/09/2008), 459
16     Private coll. F. Vink, Netherlands = Naville Numismatics 22 (01/05/2016), 266
17     Harvard: 2007.244 CNG Mail Bid Sale 63 (21/05/2003), 1013 = GRPCL Sardes (Sardis) 440, both sides with signs of tooling
18     Private coll.