RPC IV.2, 994 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 994 (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 ΔΥΟ
Obverse design sphinx seated, left, raising forepaw over prow
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡ(Χ) ΠΡΕΙΜΟΥ ΔΙϹ 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; (to right, eight-rayed star)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 6
Reference Mavrogordato 123, BMC 120
Specimens 10 (7 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     C: McClean 8386 McClean III, 8386, pl. 292.2 = Lagos 471, no. 14, pl. XLII
2 2     ✸ P: 3183, ex P 5140 Lagos 471, no. 13, pl. XLII, overstruck - according to Lagos - on a coin of the same denomination of Preimos' first coinage (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/37287)
3 3     L: BMC 120 Lagos 471, no. 12, pl. XLI
4 4     A
5 5     L: 1949-4-11-948, ex private coll. J. Mavrogordato Lagos 471, no. 11, pl. XLI, overstruck
6 6     O
7 7     O
8 8     NY: 1944.100.47265
9 9     Kölner Münzkabinett 38 (18/04/1985), 99 = CNG Mail Bid Sale 78 (14/05/2008), 1308 (ex coll. Patrick Villemur, ex coll. Marcel Burstein, not in Peus sales catalogue) = Lagos 471, no. 33, pl. XLII, reverse with ΑΡ only and eight-rayed star
10 10     Savoca Coins Blue Auction 136 (25/06/2022), 572