RPC I, 2648

 

Image of specimen #16

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2648
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Tralles
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Gaius (Caesar)
Dating c. 2 BC?
Obverse inscription ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Gaius Caesar, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΛΕΙΒΙΑ
Reverse design Livia (as Demeter) holding ears of corn and poppy; in r. field, crescent
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 5.07 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 117
Specimens 16
Die-links 6: same rev. die as 2647/4.
Note The portrait varies between one like that of Augustus (e.g., 1–2) and a much more youthful representation (e.g., 3–4): it is not clear if this is a deliberate dynastic statement or just the accident of combining the legend for Gaius and the portrait of Augustus on one die (the latter seems more likely).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 117
2     L BMC 118
3     L BMC 119
4     L BMC 120
5     B: I-B LS 175, no. 27
6     B: Löbb ZfN 1885, 339
7     B: Magnesia find
8     B: Magnesia find
9     B: uncertain
10     P: 1637 Wa 5419
11     P: 1637 Wa 5420
12     V: GR 38682
13     Mu: 37
14     Mu: 37a
15     Mu: 38
16     ✸ CGT coll.