RPC I, 2370A


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2370A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Mysia
City Pergamum
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Magistrate Diogenes (strategos)
Obverse design bare head of Claudius, right
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing statue of Augustus, resting on spear with his right hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note The attribution to Pergamum is plausible, in terms of style, designs and epigraphy (including the use of the accusative case). The magistrate is not otherwise recorded for Pergamum, and it is the first use of the name of a strategos on the coinage of Pergamum, the magistracy which became the standard one used on the coinage of the city from the Flavian period onwards. Until this coin, no magistrate had been recorded for Claudius. CNG suggested that it was a commemorative issue struck under Domitian, because of the appearance of a strategos; but this seems implausible, and an attribution to Claudius seems simpler.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     CNG EA 68, 9 July 2003, lot 150
2 2     ✸ CGT coll. = Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 27, 4 Jan. 2015, lot 415