RPC I, 2324A


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2324A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Troas
City Gargara
Reign Augustus
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head, right
Reverse inscription ΓΑΡΓ
Reverse design bull, butting, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note No coins have previously been recorded for the Julio-Claudian period for Gargara, the earliest imperial issue otherwise being for Vespasian (RPC II, 901). The head is presumably Augustus. Coins of Augustus are mentioned by Head and BMC (p. xxxviii), but not actually attested before this. As for the countermark, A Latin letter would be a bit unexpected, so perhaps B is a possibility. KM 39, 7 mentions a K on its side ‘im Felde eingeritzt’ for a coin of Vespasian, omitted in error for RPC II, 901/2, but visible on the illustration at the top of the reverse.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 2000,0335.1
2 2     Naumann 100, 7 March 2021, lot 1348
3 3     ✸ Concordia Numismatic 7, 2 Sept. 2023, lot 593 = Nomos bolos EA 31, 21 Apr. 2024, lot 461