RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 63277)


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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 63277)
Province Phrygia-Caria
Subprovince Conventus of Synnada
Region Phrygia
City Synnada
Reign Gallienus (sole reign)
Person (obv.) Gallienus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Π ΛΙΚ ΓΑΛΛΗΝΟϹ / Ϲ-ΕΒ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΥΝΝΑΔΕΩΝ
Reverse design shrine with two columns with arcuated lintel; within, shield (?), surmounted by five corn ears (?), and flanked by two palm branches
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 65, Cop 733
Specimens 12 (6 in the core collections)
Note The object was identified as a shield by Nollé on similar coins of other periods ( J. Nollé, “Kaiserliche Privilegien für Gladiatoremunera und Tierhetzen: Unbekannte und ungedeutete Zeugnisse auf städtischen Münzen des griechischen Ostens,” JNG 42/43 (1992/3) 49-82), but here it does seem to be surmounted by corn ears, suggesting a modius. Cf. the same problem at Cremna: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/63434.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    L: 1895,1002.48 BMC 65
    P: 2075
    B: IB
    Cop SNG 733
    O: Buckler
    O: Robinson
    Leu EA 6, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 601
    ✸ Naumann 69, 2 Sept. 2018, lot 270
    Naumann 78, 2 June 2019, lot 610
    priv Coll H.I.
    Savoca EA 108 Silver, 31 July 2021, lot 295
    Weber 7189