RPC I, 1841A


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 1841A
Province Moesia
Region Moesia
City Istrus
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, right
Reverse inscription [ ]
Reverse design eagle attacking dolphin
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 5, 12
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "Coin 1, in a private German collection, seems to be a coin of Augustus from Istrus. Although the ethnic cannot be read, the reverse type of an eagle and dolphin is the characteristic design of coins of that city. The obverse is probably Augustus, to judge from the appearance of the portrait, although one of his successors cannot be ruled out." However, the obv. legend of the new coin 3 reads clearly KΛAΥΔ[IΟΥ KA]IΣ[AΡΟΣ]. Therefore the coin is not of Augustus, but of Claudius, which was a possibility not ruled out in the CS 2015.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     F. Jarman coll. = Naumann 100, 7 Mar. 2021, lot 1173
2 2     Righetti
3 3     ✸ CNG EA 350, 6 May 2015, lot 316