RPC I, 1428

 

Image of specimen #20

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1428
Province Achaea
Region Thessaly
City Koinon of Thessaly
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Megalokles Arist (strategos)
Issue Augustus and Tiberius Caesar (?)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΩΝ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus (?), r.
Reverse inscription ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΑΡΙ(ΣΤ)
Reverse design Athena Itonia standing, r., brandishing spear and shield, monogram in field
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 11.10 g
Axis 6, 7
Reference Rogers 66–7; Burrer Em 2, p. 114–21, 63–106 (series 2)
Specimens 22
Note R. Bouchon, L’ère d’Auguste: ébauche d’une histoire politique de la Thessalie sous Auguste, BCH 132 (2008), pp. 427-71, demonstrates with solid arguments that the ‘Augustan era’ usedby Thessalians was not an Aktian one, but was adopted ony in AD 10/11. Accordingly, theemission struck by Megalokles on which the Thessalians are styled ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΟΙ (RPC Ι,1428), should date from the very end of Augustus' reign, from AD 10/11 onwards. See alsoId., Monnayage des Thessaliens sous Auguste: une évolution par-à-coups? in C. Doyen (ed.), Etalons monétaires et mesures pondérales entre la Grèce et l’Italie (Louvain-la-Neuve,2017), pp. 141-64.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 84
2     L: 1933,0214.175
3     L: 1933,0214.178
4     L: 1933,0214.179
5     L: 1922,0513.1
6     C McClean 4993
7     C McClean 4896 corr.
8     C: general
9     O AMC 672
10     B: Knobelsdorf
11     B: 5554
12     B: I-B
13     B: Löbb
14     NY
15     NY
16     NY
17     Mu: 28
18     CGT coll.
19     CNG Triton XV, 3 Jan. 2012, lot 917
20     ✸ Roma Numismatics EA 1, 31 Aug. 2013, lot 305 (ex CNG EA 244, 10 Nov. 2010, lot 313)
21     CGT coll.
22     CGT coll.