RPC IX, 727

 

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Coin type
Volume IX
Number 727
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Maeonia
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Magistrate Aurelius Apphianos II, also known as the Athenian (first archon for the second time and stephanephoros)
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 inscription ΕΠ ΑΥΡ ΑΦΦΙΑΝΟΥ (sic) Β ΑΡΧ Α ΤΟ Β Κ ϹΤΕΦΑΝΗ, ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ
Reverse design nude Dionysus seated in biga drawn by panthers, left, holding cantharus and thyrsus; behind panthers, maenad dancing, facing, head, right, holding vine tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 53
Specimens 7 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–7: same pair of dies. 1–7: same obv. die as 714/1 (Philadelphia), 715/1 (Philadelphia), 716/1–3 (Philadelphia), 722/1–4 (Philadelphia).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1900,0404.45 BMC 53, pl. XIV.10, rev. = Kraft p. 132, no. 121a
2 2     ✸ P: 611
3 3     B: Löbb. Kraft p. 132, no. 121a, pl. 23
4 4     Boston: 62.556
5 5     Winterthur: 3821
6 6     CGT coll.
7 7     Gemini VI, 10 Jan. 2010, lot 665