RPC I, 2430

 

Image of specimen #15

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2430
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Aeolis
City Aegae
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Messallina
Dating c.AD 43/8
Obverse inscription ΜƐϹΑΛƐΙΝΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Messalina, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΙΓΑƐWΝ
Reverse design Zeus standing, l., head facing, holding eagle and sceptre
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 3.54 g
Axis 6, 11, 12
Reference Cop 23
Specimens 15 (6 in the core collections)
Note Probably all from the same obv. die. –– Corr.: The obv. inscription has only one sigma, thus misspelling Messalina’s name (Mesaleina), as well as erroneously styling her Augusta. Another example in Donovan coll.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     London trade (1985) = CNG Mail Bid Sale 78, 14 May 2008, lot 1289
2     L: 1901,0601.44
3     Cop SNG 23
4     B: 323/1877 ZfN 1879, 12
5     B: I-B
6     P: 30
7     V: GR 32680
8     London trade (1985)
9     Malter 8.12.1984, lot 36 'Attaea'
10     Lewis = SNG 1413
11     Weber 5470
12     CGT coll. ex CNG EA 282, 11 July 2012, lot 160
13     CGT coll. ex Naumann 57, 3 Sept. 2017, lot 409
14     Roma Numismatics 5, 23 Mar. 2013, lot 685
15     ✸ D. Kimel coll. (ex Leu EA 20, 16 July 2022, lot 1910)