RPC IX, 559

 

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Coin type
Volume IX
Number 559
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Aeolis
City Elaea
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Herennius Etruscus (Caesar)
Magistrate Aurelius Dorylaos II (strategos)
Obverse inscription ΚΥΙΝ ƐΡƐΝ ƐΤΡΟΥϹΚΟϹ ΔƐΚΙ
Nominative Quintus Herennius Etruscus Decius
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Etruscus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ ΔΟΡΥΛΑΟΥ ƐΛΑƐΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Menestheus (?) standing l., in military dress, holding patera over lighted altar and sword; at l., tree
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference BMC 55
Specimens 8 (6 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–8: same pair of dies. 1–8: same obv. die as 551/1–4 (Pergamum), 552/1–2, 4 (Pergamum), 552A/1 (Pergamum). 1–8: same rev. die as 558/1–3.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1852,0902.115 BMC 55, pl. XXVI.7, rev.
2 2     P: 333
3 3     B: 58/1884
4 4     Cop SNG 201 = Kraft pp. 151–2, no. 62a
5 5     Mu SNG 436
6 6     V: GR 35937
7 7     Falghera 2393
8 8     Leu EA 6, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 526