RPC VII.1, 244

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 244
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Gordian III
Magistrate Aur Rufinus (first archon for the second time)
Obverse inscription ΑϹΙΑϹ ΛΥΔΙΑϹ ƐΛΛΑΔΟϹ Α ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙϹ ϹΑΡΔΙϹ
Obverse design turreted, veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Sardis, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΑΥΡ ΡΟΥΦƐΙΝΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α Τ Β ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Β ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, ΖƐΥϹ ΛΥΔΙΟϹ
Reverse design Zeus Lydios seated, l., holding Nike and sceptre within zodiac circle
Metal Æ
Average diameter 39 mm
Average weight 24.80 g
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 5
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–4: same obv. die as 245/1–6, 246/1–2, RPC VIII 1292/1–2, 4–5.
Note Rev. legend reads ΖΕΥϹ ΛΥΔΙΟϹ across the field
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1315
2     ✸ CNG Triton V, 15 Jan. 2002, lot 1729 = Simpson coll., A. Ramage (ed.), Emblems of Authority, Greek and Roman Coins from two Alumni Collections, H.F. Johnson Museum of Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca (New York, 1994) 108 ( = Sternberg 11, 1981, lot 304)
3     Lanz 163, 7 Dec. 2016, lot 435 = Lanz 151, 2011, lot 857 = Peus 366, 25 Oct. 2000, lot 731
4     CNG Coin Shop 161101 = Stack's, the Vermeule, Ward, and Mexico Maxico coll., 11 Jan. 2010, lot 275 = Stack's, the Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde coll., 24 Apr. 2009, lot 1463 = Stack's, the Golden Horn coll., 12 Jan. 2009, lot 2343 = Stack's Tallent & Belzberg coll., 24 Apr. 2008, lot 2148 = Stack's, Stack & Kroisos coll., 14 Jan. 2008, lot 2313 = Gorny & Mosch 141, 10 Oct. 2005, lot 212 = Gorny & Mosch 121, 10 Mar. 2003, lot 318 = Gorny & Mosch 114, 4 Mar. 2002, lot 178
5     CGT coll.