RPC I, 1759A

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1759A
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Perinthus
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue Group with Latin legends and Roman types
Obverse inscription NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
Obverse design radiate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription SECVRITAS AVGVSTI, S C
Reverse design Securitas seated, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Average weight 12.83 g
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note In fact, 1759A and 1759 might refer to the same coin. The coin published by MacDowall (NC 1960, 107/2), whose weight is 16.56, must have been a dupondius, but is described as ‘laureate head’. Unfortunately, the coin kept in Sofia is not illustrated.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: G 2135
2     P: 2005/240 H. Berk, BBS 143, 18 May 2005, lot 322
3     ✸ CNG EA 143, 12 July 2006, lot 206
4     Gorny & Mosch 191, 11 Oct. 2010, lot 2067 (ex Hirsch 267, 5 May 2010, lot 527)