Co 254 (Early Roman bronze coin of Domitian from Thespiae) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Cited by
Walker1980, p. 219 (rev. KenchreaiIII)
Comparanda
RPC II, 274
Comparanda
BMCCentralGreece Boeotia: Thespiae 30-32, p. 93, pl. XVI:16
Description
Unusually large; obverse struck ca. 30% off flan to upper right.
Preservation comment
Wear: VG. Slightly nicked edge; extensive, slight pitting and sparse flaking.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 55, no. 671 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Roman Imperial”)
Axis (1-12
10
Has denomination
hemiassarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
3.49
Obverse Description
Radiate head of emperor to right; all within beaded border (traces)
Obverse Inscription
ΑΥ ΔΟ ΚΑ[ΙⲤΑΡ ⲤΕ ΓΕΡ]
Reverse Description
Apollo seated to right playing large lyre with plectrum; all within beaded border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
ΘΕ[ΣΠΙΕⲰΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 254 (Early Roman bronze coin of Domitian from Thespiae).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0254>