RPC I, 1379A


Image of specimen #1


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, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
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.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Kovacs