RPC I, 2130

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2130
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Paphlagonia
City Sinope
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Messallina
Issue Year 86
Dating 4(0)/1
Obverse inscription TI CLAVDIVS CAES AVG C I F ANNO LXXXVI
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, r.
Reverse inscription MESSALLINA AVGVSTA
Reverse design draped bust of Messalina, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.04 g
Specimens 4
Note Messalina is misspelled MESSALLINA. She is probably given the title AVGVSTA, in error (but it is not really visible on any specimen, including 1 (Augusti cannot be ruled out).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Trau 385 (Hess, 1935) = UBS 78, 9 Sept. 2008, lot 1466
2     Sinop Casey 319
3     Sinop Casey 320
4     M&M GmbH 12, 10 Apr. 2003, lot 156 = Auctiones 10, 12–13 June 1979, lot 170