RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 60064)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 60064)
Province Phrygia-Caria
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Antioch ad Maeandrum
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Gallienus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΠΟ ΛΙΚΙΝΟϹ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΚΤΙϹΤΗϹ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ
Reverse design male (?) figure standing facing, head left, holding uncertain object (corn ears?) in right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 5
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Note Pliny NH 5.29.6 says that Antioch was on the site of the former towns of Symmaethos and Cranaos (Antiochia ubi fuere Symmaethos et Cranaos oppida).  ΚΡΑΝΑΟϹ appears on a rare coin with a Demos reverse, perhaps of the early third century: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/85942), where he is shown sacrificing over an altar. That representation is different from this one, but the figure here is similarly male and wearing a short chiton.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    L: 1844,0425.1194 BMC 59
    ✸ P: 175