RPC I, 1626

 

Image of specimen #29

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1626
Province Macedonia
Region Macedonia
City Amphipolis
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Artemis Tauropolos on bull, r.
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference BMC 73, Cop 89
Specimens 31 (21 in the core collections)
Note On some coins, like 1626.19, 25 or 26, the bull wears clearly an isiac basileion between the horns. On this extremely interesting iconography, see R. Veymiers, "Le basileion, les reines et Actium", in L. Bricault & M.J. Versluys (eds.), Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis, Leiden 2014, p. 195-236 (esp. p. 195-6).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 73
2 2     L: 1866,1201.3419
3 3     NY: 1944.100.10310 SNG 164
4 4     NY: 1944.100.10314 SNG 165
5 5     Cop SNG 89
6 6     Cop SNG 90
7 7     Cop SNG 91
8 8     C McClean 3230 corr. = pl. 118.2
9 9     B Kat 110
10 10     B Kat 111
11 11     B Kat 112
12 12     B: Löbb.
13 13     B: I-B
14 14     G: 28
15 15     G: 28a 1917
16 16     V: GR 9656
17 17     Mu: 65
18 18     Mu: 66
19 19     P: 453
20 20     P: 454
21 21     Tübingen: 994
22 22     NY: 1953.171.74 SNG 161
23 23     JPR 3496
24 24     CNG EA 434, 12 Dec. 2018, lot 198
25 25     P. Villemur coll. = CNG EA 181, 6 Feb. 2008, lot 55
26 26     Gorny & Mosch 122, 10 Mar. 2003, lot 1754 = L. Bricault, SNRIS, p. 68 Amphipolis 1 (rev.)
27 27     CGT coll. = Naville Numismatics 20, 7 Feb. 2016, lot 127
28 28     CGT coll.
29 29     ✸ Leu EA 19, 26 Feb. 2022, lot 2051
30 30     Savoca 140th Blue, 13 Aug. 2022, lot 481
31 31     Boston: 88.68