RPC I, 112

 

Image of specimen #19

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 112
Province Baetica
Region Hispania
City Carteia
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate P Falcidius (quaatuorvir)
Dating 40 BC?
Obverse inscription CARTEIA
Obverse design head of Fortuna, r., trident behind
Reverse inscription P FALCIDIVS IIII VIR (EX S C) F C
Reverse design club, bow and quiver
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 6.53 g
Axis 6
Reference Vives 128–1, Chaves 947–57
Specimens 21
Note In the ancient city of Carteia a strip of flans have been found during the archaeological digs (A. Arévalo, J. Blánquez y L. Roldán, El taller monetal de Carteia (San Roque, Cádiz): recientes testimonios arqueológicos, XVCongreso Nacional de Numismática (Madrid, 28-30 octubre 2014), Madrid, 2016, pp. 897-914). It seems to belong to the type RPC 122 (ca. 7 g and 21-22 mm). The alloy of the flan strip is composed of copper (97 %) and a small quantity of tin. These analyses are similar to that of coins belonging to type RPC 122 from Carteia. This find has allowed the authors to consider the feasability of the mint being located in the same place as the discovery of the strip.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY Chaves 948
2 –11     Chaves 947, 949–57
12     NY Chaves 958
13     Áureo 21/10/1997, lot 1042
14     Cayón 11/4/2002, lot 166
15     Vico 17 June 2010, lot 13 = Vico 4 June 2009, lot 36
16     Cayón 11 Apr. 2002, lot 166
17     Herrero 12 Dec. 2013, lot 52
18     Vico 5 Nov. 2015, lot 144
19     ✸ Künker 312, 8 Oct. 2018, lot 1532
20     NY
21     NY: 2019.2.182