RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 63873)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 63873)
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Valerian (Augustus)
Alliance with Nicaea
Obverse inscription ΠΟΥ(?) ΛΙΚ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian, left, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ / ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design two fish traps; between, altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 2, 6
Reference Franke & Nollé 135–139; Schönert-Geiss 1851–1852
External URI(s) https://www.corpus-nummorum.eu/types/cn.byzantium.1_ed.553
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note This type is attributed to Byzantium, since the name of Byzantium precedes that at Nicaea. However, the coins of this alliance are much more common from Nicaea (where the type of the fish trap is also used), and the obverse looks more like a coin of Nicaea than one of Byzantium (compare https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/81971). So it should probably be reassigned to Nicaea.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ B: 18235953, 1900 Imhoof-Blumer Schönert-Geiss 1851.1
    B: 18235956, 1906 Löbbecke Schönert-Geiss 1851.2
    Istanbul: K.D. 428D
    Istanbul: 4671 Schönert-Geiss 1852 (found at Izmit)
    Lanz 44, 1988, 769