RPC IX, 445

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 445
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Alexandria
Reign Trebonianus Gallus
Person (obv.) Volusian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP C VIBI AFINI OLVSSIANV
Nominative Imperator Caesar Vibius Afinius Volusianus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL AVGO TRO
Reverse design to l., cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on short column, r., holding patera and bow; to r., bearded male figure (Alexander?), standing l., holding patera and sceptre; between them, lighted tripod entwined by serpent; above, eagle flying, r., holding bucranium in claws
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 6.83 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference BMC 149
Specimens 7
Die-links 1–7: same pair of dies. 1–7: same obv. die as 444/1, 446/1–6, 447/1–2, 4, 449/1–2, 451/1–2, 452/1, 454/1–3, 5, 7, 11–15, 456/1–2, 458/1–3, 459/1–3, 463/1, 465/1–2, 466/1–3. 1–7: same rev. die as 470/1, 479A/1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1844,0425.702a BMC 149, pl. VI.10
2     B: 1421/1905
3     B: 18214400, Löbb.
4     Helios 4, 14 Oct. 2009, lot 667
5     Helios 5, 25 June 2010, lot 687 = Peus 321, 27 Apr. 1988, lot 638
6     V-ON Leypold 464 = Lanz 66, 22 Nov. 1993, lot 827
7     H.I. coll. = Naumann 61, 7 Jan. 2018, lot 378