How is it possible I could be letting so much precious writing time slip by obsessing about the coins of Paestum while trying to just find a few decent images for this last chapter?!
How is it possible I don’t have a copy of RPC vol 1 to hand? Do you? Do you want to tell me if this coin from Paris is listed there?
It comes up on image searches for Paestum in their database but is not in Crawford or HN Italy. It certainly looks like Paestum …
The rendering of Cybele reminds me of her look on RRC 332/1.
Also notice the highlighted tongs and anvil which may well refer to the office of the moneyership, cf. RRC 464/2:
The figure on the reverse is clearly a mistress of the beasts type representation, maybe Artemis of Ephesus, but perhaps a manifestation of Cybele herself?