RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 60082)


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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 60082)
Province Phrygia-Caria
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Aphrodisias
Reign Gallienus (sole reign)
Person (obv.) Gallienus (Augustus)
Magistrate Publius Antonius Celsus (neokoros, of equestrian rank)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΠΟ ΓΑΛΛΙΗΝΟϹ
Obverse design radiate, helmeted, cuirassed and draped bust of Gallienus, left, holding spear in right and shield on left shoulder on which emperor holding spear gallops over foes; to rear, bound foe
Reverse design emperor in military costume and radiate crown brandishing spear on horse galloping right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6, 7, 10
Reference MacDonald 221 corr.
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note Both MacDonald and Johnston read ΝƐΟ Π or ΝƐΟΠ. MacDonald regarded the Π as Celsus' praenomen, but Johnston, p. 84, joined it to ΝƐΟ, interpreting the word as Neopoios = Official in charge of the temple fabric, whereas MacDonald had thought Neokoros). However the reading is ΝƐΟΠΥ, which suggests Neo Pu = Neo Publius.  The use of a praenomen at this date was a mark of distinction (see Hostein & Mairat in Essays Burnett), and the grander Neokoros seems more likely for someone of equestrian rank.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ L: 1979,0101.1853 SNG vA 2471
    P: M 4454
    CNG EA 442, 17 Apr. 2019, lot 691