RPC I, 1779A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1779A
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Augustus (Divus)
Magistrate Agalles, son of Heroxenos
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ
Obverse design radiate head of Augustus, left
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΓΑΛΛΕΩΣ ΗΡΟΞΕΝΟΥ
Reverse design torch decorated with bands
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 12
Reference Sch —
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note This coin was published by D. Calomino, 'Emperor or God? The Posthumous Commemoration of Augustus in Rome and the Provinces', NC 175, 2015, pp.76-78 and Pl. 8, A1, suggesting the mint of Byzantium and a date in the second century AD.But the coin of Livia (see below), unknown at the time, makes this date unlikely and a Tiberian date probable.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ A. Reich coll.