RPC IX, 725

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 725
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Maeonia
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Apphianos II, also called the Athenian (first archon for the second time and stephanephoros)
Obverse inscription Α Κ Γ Μ Κ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Decius Traianus
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Decius, right, seen from front, with gorgoneion on cuirass
Reverse inscription ΕΠ ΑΥΡ ΑΠΦΙΑΝΟΥ Β ΑΡΧ Α ΤΟ Β Κ ϹΤΕΦΑΝΗ, ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ, Φ
Reverse design nude Dionysus seated in biga drawn by panthers, left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; behind panthers, maenad dancing, facing, head, right, holding a tympanum in each hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 39 mm
Axis 7
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die as 726/1–3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1895,0606.60
2 2     NY: 1944.100.49284
3 3     CNG 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 890