RPC I, 1959

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 1959
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 bare head of Claudius, l.
Reverse inscription CERES AVGVSTA S C
Reverse design Ceres seated l., holding corn-ears and torch
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Average weight 12.18 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Amandry, BSNAF 2012 (2018), pp. 89–92
Specimens 8
Note These dupondii 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     CNG 90, 23 May 2012, lot 1458 (ex CNG 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1438)
2     CNG EA 378, 13 July 2016, lot 453
3     CNG EA 398, 31 May 2017, lot 499
4     CNG EA 449, 31 July 2019, lot 548
5     Gorny & Mosch 233, 6 Oct. 2015, lot 2309
6     Hirsch 314, 23 Sept. 2015, lot 2704
7     ✸ Lanz 162, 6 June 2016, lot 224
8     Roma Numismatics EA 79; 14 Jan. 2021, lot 707