RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 60429)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 60429)
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Trachea
City Colybrassus
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Valerian II (Caesar)
Issue Issue 2: marked ΙΑ, Η, and Γ
Dating AD 256–8
Obverse inscription ΠΟΥ ΛΙΚ ΚΟΡ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙ ϹΕΒ, ΙΑ
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian II, right seen from rear, above eagle, wings open
Reverse inscription ΚΟΛΥΒΡΑϹϹΕΩΝ, ΓΥΜΝΑϹΙΑΡΧΙΑ
Reverse design temple with four columns; in opened central intercolumniation, large basin with three cups on top
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Watson 1421
Specimens 15 (4 in the core collections)
Note Levante ad loc.: “Hitherto unexplained, the different sizes of the three cups probably refer to the three groups of competitors (boys, youths, and adults); cf. same type at Syedra.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    P: 433 SNG 561
    P: 434 SNG 562
    B: Löbb.
    C: Mossop
    A JIAN 1903, 715
    Winterthur: 4586
    CGT coll. = NBS EA 10, 9 Jan. 2022, lot 845
    ✸ CNG 88, 14 Sept. 2011, lot 957
    H.I. coll.
    Leu EA 6, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 631
    Levante 345 = CNG Triton VII, 12 Jan. 2004, lot 770
    Naville Numismatics 80, 2 Apr. 2023, lot 309 = Naville 64, lot 189.
    Nomos 32, 8 June 2024, lot 50
    SNG vA 5665
    Stack's (pre-Feb 2011 Coin Galleries Apr. 2010, 28 Apr. 2010, lot 288)