RPC I, 2253A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2253A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Mysia
City Parium
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate P. Muci(us) (quattuorvir quinquennalis) ; [ ] Poblici(us) (quattuorvir quinquennalis)
Issue Julius Caesar
Dating c. 45 BC (?)
Obverse inscription C I P P EX D D
Obverse design female head wearing stephane, r.; in field, r. II
Reverse inscription [ ] POBLICI P MVCI IIIIVIR I D QVINQ
Reverse design founder ploughing with two oxen, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 32 mm
Average weight 17.16 g
Axis 3
Specimens 1
Note This new and extraordinary coin might commemorate the foundation of the colony. The name [ ] Poblici(us) is new but P. Muci(us) is presumably the same man as Muc who is named as one of the IIIIVIR on RPC 2253-4. The formula IIIIVIR I(ure) D(icundo) is the same. What is new is QVINQ (uennales). The name of the colony C I P P must stand for Colonia Iulia Pia Pariana, Pia being appropriate for a colony founded by Caesar. The absence of G (Gemella or Gemina) is curious, but II must be some reference to Gemella/Gemina.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ RBW = CNG 93, 22 May 2013, lot 783