RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 74313)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 74313)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Gallienus (Augustus)
Issue Period E-F-'sole'
Obverse inscription ΠΟΥ ΛΙΚΙΝ ΕΓΝΑ ΓΑΛΛΗΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ, ΙΠΠΑΡΧ
Reverse design Hipparchus seated left, reaching out to sphere set on column
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 1, 10
Reference Rec 843
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Very strange style, reminiscent of the coins of Salonina with a temple (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/74601): possibly sole reign (see introduction)?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ V: GR 15739 Rec 843, pl. 87.36
    Cologne Weiser 236
    MMAG 41 (Jun. 1970 354)