RPC IV.2, 7777 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 7777 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Magistrate Claudius Hestiaios (archon or strategos)
Alliance with Ephesus
Issue Group 1: early in the reign of Antoninus Pius
Dating c. 138–142(?)
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΕϹΤΙΑΙΟΥ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design to left, cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports; to right, Demeter advancing, right, head left, holding torch in each hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Franke & Nollé 1024
Specimens 6 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Schulten 25 (18/10/1989), 598 = CNG 51 (15/09/1999), 805
2 2     P: 696, under 'Ephesus', authenticity doubtful: cast Franke & Nollé 1024, pl. 46 (rev.)
3 3     L: no number (Forgery Collection), authenticity doubtful: cast
4 4     ✸ V: 460 (Forgery Collection), under 'Ephesus', authenticity doubtful: cast
5 5     Agora Auctions 67 (20/06/2017), 139
6 6     Çanakkale: Inv. 272 SNG Turkey 3.I, no. 49, worn, reverse legend obscure