RPC IV.2, 993 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 993 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Ionia
City Chios
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Quintus Valerius Primus (archon for the second time)
Issue Lagos Roman Series IV = Mavrogordato Sub-Period XI g
Dating c. 138–192
Obverse inscription ΑϹϹΑΡΙΑ ΤΡΙΑ
Obverse design sphinx seated, left, raising forepaw over prow
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΠΡΕΙΜΟΥ ΔΙϹ ΧΙΩΝ
Reverse design to left, Apollo standing, facing, head, right, holding patera, resting arm on hip; to right, Dionysus standing, facing, head, left, holding cantharus over lighted altar and long thyrsus; (between above, crescent with horns upwards)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 6
Reference Mavrogordato 122
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ C McClean III, 8387, pl. 292.3 = Lagos 471, no. 10, pl. XLI, reverse with crescent
2 2     Ex private coll. J. Mavrogordato, reverse with crescent
3 3     O Lagos 470, no. 8, pl. XLI, reverse without crescent
4 4     L: 1919-12-15-317 Lagos 471, no. 9, pl. XLI, reverse with crescent