RPC IV.2, 2296 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2296 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Uncertain
City Koinon of the Thirteen Cities
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Magistrate M. Kl. Fronton (asiarch (of the Koinon of Asia) and archiereus of the Koinon of the Thirteen Cities )
Dating c. 140-144
Obverse inscription ΑV ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ƐV
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing paludamentum, l., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΓΙ ΠΟΛƐΩΝ (beneath horses' hooves) ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΠΡΟ (ΚΛ) ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝΟϹ ΑϹΙΑΡΧΟV ΚΑΙ ΑΡΧΙƐ ΙΓ ΠΟΛƐΩΝ
Reverse design Hades standing in galloping quadriga, r., holding sceptre, struggling with Persephone; above, small Eros flying, r., holding torch and guiding horses' reins; beneath, overturned kalathos containing flowers
Metal Æ
Average diameter 43 mm
Average weight 47.13 g
Axis 5, 11, 12
Reference Gillespie 7–11
Specimens 9

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     V: GR 17015 Gillespie 7, pl. IV.7
2     B: (Löbb) Gillespie 8, pl. IV.8
3     P: 1111 (83) (Medaillon) Gillespie 9, pl. IV.9
4     St Florian Gillespie, Addendum, 212, pl. 2
5     V: GR 17016 (Medaillon) Gillespie 11, pl. IV.11, reverse heavily tooled: ΠΤΡοΧΧ ΦΡΟΔ ΒΟVΟСV ΛVСΛ, no Eros and Persephone with palm-branch
6     ✸ Private coll. F. Vink, Netherlands = Prowe III, 809, not illustrated = Frank Sternberg 12 (18/11/1982), 612 = Lanz 92 (04/06/1999), 638, pl. 25
7     Numismatica Ars Classica N (26/06/2003), 2019
8     Numismatik Naumann 45 (03/07/2016), 433 = Roma Numismatics Electronic Sale 32 (07/01/2017), 569
9     Verona: 72763 SNG 1503