RPC I, 1957

 

Image of specimen #15

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1957
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Latin coinage of Thrace and Bithynia
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, r.
Reverse inscription EX S C P P OB CIVES SERVATOS
Reverse design in four lines in oak wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 25.60 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Amandry, BSNAF 2012 (2018), pp. 89–92
Specimens 22 (1 in the core collections)
Note A group of sestertii and asses for Claudius (1957-9) and sestertii for Nero (1960-1) with latin legends is not the product of the mint of Rome as these coins have a central cavity on obv. and rev. Most of them appeared on the market after 1990 and the dismantlement of USSR into 15 socialist Republic. They might have been struck in Thrace, but not in Perinthus, or in Bithynia. Thrace was privileged by Amandry, BSNAF 2012 (2018), pp. 89-92 but Bithynia seems more likely because the coinage of Nicaea and Nicomedia, e.g., is struck on flans with central cavities.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 2009.277
2     Bruun Rasmussen 774, 13 June 2007, lot 5754
3     CNG 43, 24 Sept. 1997, lot 1815
4     CNG 43, 24 Sept. 1997, lot 1816
5     CNG 49, 17 Mar. 1999, lot 1467
6     CNG EA 109, 2 Mar. 2005, lot 202
7     CNG EA 163, 25 Apr. 2007, lot 290
8     CNG EA 244, 10 Nov. 2010, lot 406
9     Gemini XI, 12 Jan. 2014, lot 395
10     Gorny & Mosch 108, 3 Apr. 2001, lot 1706
11     Gorny & Mosch 138, 7 Mar. 2005, lot 1939
12     Hirsch 319, 2 May 2016, lot 399
13     Lanz 128, 22 May 2006, lot 254
14     Lanz 162, 6 June 2016, lot 223
15     ✸ NAC 54, 24 Mar. 2010, lot 1040 (ex Lanz 128, 22 May 2006, lot 255)
16     Naville Numismatics 41, 24 June 2018, lot 518
17     Rauch 75, 6 May 2005, lot 323
18     Rauch 76, 17 Oct. 2005, lot 480
19     Roma Numismatics 4, 30 Sept. 2012, lot 2724 (ex Lanz 121, 22 Nov. 2004, lot 328; Art Coins Roma 4, 5 Dec. 2011, lot 41)
20     Spink 17006, 25 Sept. 2017, lot 80
21     Trade Paris 2004
22     Varesi 66, 29 Apr. 2015, lot 172