RPC I, 2324A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

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, r.
Reverse inscription ΓΑΡΓ
Reverse design bull, butting, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.42 g
Axis 12
Specimens 1
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 Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 2000,0335.1