RPC IX, 1456


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 1456
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Aegeae
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Herennius Etruscus (Augustus)
Issue Year ΖϘϹ = 297
Dating AD 250/1
Obverse inscription Κ ΕΡ ΕΤ Μ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ Ε ΚΥ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius Pius? Dominus? Augustus?
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Etruscus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΑΙΓΕΑΙωΝ ΝΕωΚΟΡΟΥ ΘΕΟ, ΖϘϹ
Reverse design bust of Asclepius, right, with traces of drapery; at right, serpent staff
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 6
Reference Haymann 224
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same pair of dies.
Note The meaning of the obverse inscription is unclear; perhaps Κ(οῖντος) Ἑρ(έννιος) Ἐτ(ρουσκός) Μ(ᾶρκος) Δεκίος Ε(υσεβής??) Κυ(ρίου) Σεβ(αστοῦ) ?
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2010/191 Levante Supp. II, 5
2 2     ✸ CNG EA 196, 1 Oct. 2008, lot 103
3 3     R. E. Hecht, ‘Some Greek Imperial Coins in my coll.’, NC 1968, p. 34, no. 21
4 4     CGT coll.