RPC IX, 722


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 722
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Philadelphia
Region Lydia
City Philadelphia
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Rufinus Pollianus II, (grandson?) of Gaius (first archon for the second time)
Alliance with Ephesus
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Γ Μ ΚΥ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius, right, seen from rear
Reverse design temple on podium, seen from three-quarters, with four columns on the side; in front, Iphigeneia standing right, holding small statue of Artemis of Ephesus; at right, Orestes and Pylades standing left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 37 mm
Axis 6
Reference Franke & Nollé 1729–31
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same pair of dies. 1–4: same obv. die as 714/1, 715/1, 716/1–3, 727/1–7 (Maeonia).
Note On the reverse image, see B. Burrell, 'Iphigeneia in Philadelphia', Classical Antiquity 24.2 (2005), pp. 223–6.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1033 Franke & Nollé 1729, pl. 80
2 2     Bern: Righetti 1065
3 3     Rome: 11.2094G
4 4     Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 1839