RPC IV.2, 1787 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1787 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbos
City Mytilene
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Hieroitas (strategos)
Issue 'Pseudo-autonomous': The Antonines
Dating c. 138-192
Obverse inscription ΝΑVϹΙΚΑΑΝ ΗΡΩΙΔΑ
Obverse design draped bust of Nausikaa, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ ΙƐΡοΙΤΑ ΜVΤΙΛ(Η)
Reverse design Sappho seated, r., playing lyre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 4.70 g
Axis 5, 6
Reference BMC 167, L. Forrer, RBN 57 (1901), 420, no. 3, L. Bürchner, ZfN 9 (1882), p. 132
Specimens 9

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 167, pl. XXXIX.8
2     ✸ O
3     P: 280
4     P: 281
5     C SNG 4385 = Leake 6397, Insular Greece, p. 27.9, ex Waddington, reverse with additional legend variation, ƐΠΙ СΤΡΑ С (or Ɛ?) ..., authenticity doubtful: cast?
6     NY: 1944.100.44572 Weber 5693
7     V: GR 16969, reverse with additional legend variation: ƐΠΙ СΤΡΑ С (or Ɛ?) …
8     Yale: ex PRF
9     Weber 5694, not illustrated