RPC VIII, — (unassigned; ID 20482)


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Coin type
Volume VIII
Number — (unassigned; ID 20482)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Mastaura
Reign Philip I
Person (obv.) Philip I (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Apollinarios (grammateus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Marcus Iulius Philippus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ [ ] ΑΠΟΛΙΝΑΡΙΟΥ ΜΑⳞΤΑΥΡΕΙ[Τ]ΩΝ (?)
Reverse design Demeter standing in biga drawn by serpents, l., holding a torch in each hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The reading of the reverse legend is difficult, which is the reason this coin has been variously attributed to Magnesia ad Sipylum and Magnesia ad Maeandrum in the past. An attribution to Mastaura seems more likely, given that its obverse die has been used here for a different type and one seems indeed able to read quite clearly ΜΑⳞΤΑΥΡΕΙ in the exergue.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ L BMC 83, as Magnesia ad Sipylum = Kraft pl. 21, 94c, as Magnesia ad Maeandrum