RPC IX, 726

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 726
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 ΤΟΥ ΚΕ ΑΘΗΝΑΙΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α ΚΑΙ ϹΤΕΦΑΝΗ, ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ
Reverse design Dionysus holding thyrsus and Ariadne holding branch and grapes, both seated in biga drawn by panthers, right; above, Eros flying right, holding torch
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 39 mm
Axis 7, 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die as 725/1–3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 612A
2 2     Yale: 2008.83.132
3 3     CNG 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1092