RPC IV.2, 7777 (temporary)

 

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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 Kl. Hestiaios (archon or strategos)
Alliance with Ephesus
Issue Group 1: early in the reign of Pius
Dating c. 138-142(?)
Obverse inscription ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ƐϹΤΙΑΙΟV ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design to l., cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports; to r., Demeter advancing, r., head l., holding torch in each hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 23.52 g
Axis 6, 7
Reference Franke-Nollé 1024
Specimens 6

Specimens of this coin type

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