RPC VII.1, 245

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume VII.1
Number 245
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Gordian III
Magistrate Iulius Sulpicius Hermophilos (first archon)
Obverse inscription ΑϹΙΑϹ ΛΥΔΙΑϹ ΕΛΛΑΔΟϹ Α ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙϹ ϹΑΡΔΙϹ
Obverse design turreted, veiled and draped bust of the Tyche of Sardis, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΟΥΛ ΕΡΜΟΦΙΛΟΥ Α ΑΡΧ ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Β ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ
Reverse design Hades in galloping quadriga, right, carrying struggling Persephone into cave; above, Eros with two torches; beneath horses, basket and serpent
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 40 mm
Axis 6, 7
Specimens 6 (5 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–6: same pair of dies. 1–6: same obv. die as 244/1–4, 246/1–2, RPC VIII 1329/1–2, 4–5, RPC VIII 1346/1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1921,1016.2 BMC 89
2 2     Harvard: 1984.811.29 Sternberg 11, 1981, lot 303
3 3     P: 1313C
4 4     P: 1313B
5 5     B: Fox
6 6     V: GR 19595