RPC IV.2, 981 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 981 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Quintus Valerius Primos (archon)
Issue Lagos Roman Series IV = Mavrogordato Sub-Period XI g
Dating c. 138–192
Obverse inscription ΑϹϹΑΡΙΑ ΔΥΟ
Obverse design sphinx seated, right, raising forepaw over prow
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΚΟ ΟΥΑ ΠΡΕΙΜΟΥ ΧΙΩΝ
Reverse design nude hero (Oinopion or Egertios?) standing, facing, wearing wreath, left arm wrapped in chlamys, holding staff; to left at his feet, helmet
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6
Reference Mavrogordato 114α
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 3188, ex P 5145 Lagos 466, no. 9, pl. XXXIX
2 2     Mu: 51.1484 Mavrogordato 114α, pl. II.2
3 3     ✸ O Lagos 466, no. 7, pl. XXXIX
4 4     Gaziantep Museum = Butcher, Coins and Hoards, 74, no. C611 (SF 1887), not illustrated
5 5     Provenance uncertain, Lagos wrongly 'P 3182' and weight '7.22g', illustrated as Lagos 466, no. 8, pl. XXXIX