RPC I, 2654

 

Image of specimen #14

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2654
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Tralles
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus) ; Messallina
Person (rev.) Claudius (Augustus)
Dating AD 43/9
Obverse inscription ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙ ϹƐΒΑϹ
Obverse design draped bust of Messalina, r., facing laureate head of Claudius, l.
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΒΡΕΤΑΝΝΙΚΟΣ
Reverse design togate figure of Claudius (?) standing, facing, with ears of corn
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 5.13 g
Axis 2, 12
Reference BMC 124 corr., Cop 691
Specimens 15
Note The figure of the reverse is conventionally described as Britannicus, but it is an adult togate figure, so presumably it is more likely to be a figure of the emperor Claudius; the inscription Brettanikos would then be a continuation of the obverse, carried over onto the rev.: Ti Klau Kai Sebas/Bretannikos Kaisareon.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1642
2     P: 1641 Wa 5423
3     P: Delepierre
4     L BMC 124
5     L: 1935,1019.1
6     Cop SNG 691
7     O
8     B: I-B
9     B: I-B
10     B: I-B
11     V: GR 30088
12     Mu: 42
13     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 24, 2 Nov. 2014, lot 317
14     ✸ Savoca Special Auction 79, 21 June 2020, lot 415
15     Freiburg: 13819