RPC I, 1744

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1744
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Sestus
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Nero (Caesar)
Obverse inscription ΝƐΡΩΝ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design (laureate) and draped bust, l.
Reverse inscription ϹΗϹΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design lyre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.75 g
Axis 6, 11, 12
Specimens 12 (10 in the core collections)
Note M.Fox, loc. cit, p. 39 (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), rightly states that the coins of Neropublished under 1744 should be divided into 2 groups,one with bare-headed bust, the other with laureate bust:e.g. 1744/1 or 6 are bare-headed, 1744/8 is laureate.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     C McClean 4179 = pl. 151.8
2     L BMC 15
3     Cop SNG 946
4     P: 1915
5     B: 18237184, 356/1879 Kat 38
6     B: 18237186, 382/1873 Kat 39
7     B: 18237255, I-B
8     B: 18237259, B-I
9     B: 18237262, Fox Kat 39
10     V: GR 34401
11     ✸ Pecunem Numismatik Naumann 41, 6 Mar. 2016, lot 426
12     Naumann 65, 6 May 2018, lot 304