RPC I, 1379A


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Coin type
Volume I
Number 1379A
Province Achaea
Region Epirus
City Buthrotum
Reign Roman Republic
Issue Triumviral period
Obverse inscription [BVT?] PVB
Obverse design two fishes
Reverse inscription D D
Reverse design dolphin, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 3.24 g
Axis 6
Specimens 1
Note In view of the uncertain reading on the obverse, we cannot be sure of the attribution. F. Kovacs suggests (in litt.) Buthrotum. In favour of that attribution are: the two fishes (RPC 1416-1417: Neronian), and the dolphin (RPC 1392: Augustan) and the very unusual occurrence of the word PVB (RPC 1395-1397 have PVBL: Claudian; this seems to be the only occurrence of the word, whatever its exact significance, in RPC I), while D D is too general to help. A date in the Triumviral or Augustan period seems likely.
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Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Kovacs