RPC I, 1958

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1958
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 SPES AVGVSTA S C
Reverse design Spes advancing l., extending r. hand and holding dress with l. hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 33 mm
Average weight 26.25 g
Axis 6, 12
Reference Amandry, BSNAF 2012 (2018), pp. 89–92
Specimens 13
Note These sestertii are not the product of the mint of Rome as they have a central cavity on obv. and rev. Most of these coins 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 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     Yale: 2008.83.5 Rauch 74, 7 Dec. 2004, lot 393
2     CNG 111, 29 May 2019, lot 487
3     CNG 51, 15 Sept. 1999, lot 1211
4     CNG EA 363, 11 Nov. 2015, lot 312 (ex CNG EA 225, 13 Jan. 2010, lot 328)
5     CNG EA 439, 6 Mar. 2019, lot 228
6     CNG MBS 73, 13 Sept. 2006, lot 842 (ex CNG 57, 4 Apr. 2001, lot 1075)
7     Elsen 93, 15 Sept. 2007, lot 774
8     Gorny & Mosch 125, 13 Oct. 2003, lot 402
9     Gorny & Mosch 134, 11 Oct. 2004, lot 2591
10     Lanz 106, 27 Nov. 2001, lot 263
11     ✸ NAC 52, 7 Oct. 2009, lot 965
12     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 21, 7 Sept. 2014, lot 506
13     Stack's Tallent & Belzberg Collections, 24 Apr. 2008, lot 2285