RPC I, 1

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1
Province Lusitania
Region Hispania
City Uncertain mint of North West Spain (?)
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription [IMP AVG DIVI F]
Obverse design bare head of Augustus l.; [in front palm]
Reverse inscription
Reverse design round shield; around, some large pellets
Metal Æ
Average diameter 37 mm
Average weight 37.63 g
Reference L. Villaronga, XI CNA, 598, A1
Specimens 3
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies.
Note See now C. Pérez González, E. Illaregui Gómez and A. Morillo Cerdán, ‘Reflexiones sobre las monedasde la Caetra procedentes de Herrera de Pisuerga (Palencia)’, La Moneda Hispánica. Ciudad y Territorio. Anejos de Archivo Español de Arqueología XIV (1995), pp. 199-206. S. Ferrer, XXII Congreso Nacional de Arqueología (Vigo, 1993), pp. 283-8, and L. Sagredo, Hispania AntiquaXIX (1995), pp. 37-75 have discussed these coins and suggested that 1-3 were struck in c. 19 BC in LucusAugusti (Lugo), because of the finds there, especially a flan for making coins like 3. T.R. Volk, ‘Hispania andthe gold and silver coinage of Augustus’, La moneda en temps d’August (Barcelona, 1997), pp. 73-4, has suggested that the metrology, fabric and style of the coins suggest that they were probably struck by workers detached from the ‘Patricia’ group.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Calicó, 6/1979, 1274 = L. Villaronga, XI CNA, 598, A1 = ANE 6/1968, 48
2     Cores coll. = Baldwin, M&M, and Vecchi, New York Sale 2, 2 Dec. 1999, lot 140
3     ✸ Museu Diogo de Sousa, Braga, NI 2005.0462 = R. S. Centeno. Um novo sestercio de Augusto com a caetra no reverso, aparecido em Braga, Bracara Augusta (R. Morais), Braga, 2010: 171– 173. F. Cebreiro, La emisión de sestercios del Noroeste a la luz de un nuevo hallazgo, Saguntum 44, 2012: 203– 206