RPC I, 1739


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1739
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Sestus
Reign Augustus
Issue Augustus (?)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head, r.
Reverse inscription ΣΗΣ[
Reverse design lyre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 15 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 16 ('Domitian')
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note This type was given to Augustus (?) though the BMC attributed the L coin to Domitian. This attribution seems now the most likely: see M. Fox, Two numismatic puzzles from 1st century Sestus in B. Ciupercă (ed.), Archaeology of the first millennium A.D. IV. Nomads and the autochtonous in the first millennium A.D. (Istros, 2015), pp. 33-47 (and RPC II, 358A).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC 16
2 2     Lischine 1197