RPC I, 1378A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1378A
Province Achaea
Region Epirus
City Buthrotum
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Nepos (prae(tor?)) ; Silvius (prae(tor?))
Issue Triumviral period
Obverse inscription
Obverse design two fishes
Reverse inscription NEPOS ET SILVIVS PRAE I D
Reverse design in three lines
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 14 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note This specimen was found ‘fortuitamente sulla collina di Phoinike’ (p. 161) and certainly belongs to Buthrotum. The obverse type recalls Neronian issues (RPC 1416-7), but due to the absence of ethnic, this issue probably dates from the Triumviral period, as RPC 1378. —— Instead of SICVIVS, the second name must probably be read as SILVIVS.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Private coll. = S. de Maria and S. Gjongecaj ed, Phoinike III. Rapporto preliminare sulle campagne di scavi e ricerche 2002–2003, p. 175, no. 321 and fig. 10.3, 321, p. 176).
2 2     L. Correa do Lago coll.