RPC IX, 1785


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 1785
Province Syria Coele
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Hostilian (Caesar)
Issue Group 4, officina 6
Obverse inscription Γ ΟΥΑ ΟϹΤΙΛ ΜƐ ΚΥΙΝΤΟϹ ΚƐϹΑΡ
Nominative Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus Caesar
Obverse design bare-headed and draped bust of Hostilian, r., seen from front; below bust: VI
Reverse inscription ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ƐΞΟΥϹΙΑϹ, S C
Reverse design eagle standing on line, facing, head r., spreading wings, holding wreath in beak; pellet between legs
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 12.03 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Prieur 653 (2), McAlee 1162
Specimens 4 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Yale: 1938.6000.778 Dura Excavations 574
2     ✸ Lanz 125, 28 Nov. 2005, lot 995
3     McAlee coll. = McAlee 1162
4     Trade (Forum Ancient Coins, 2020, no. RP95883)