RPC I, 273

 

Image of specimen #27

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 273
Province Tarraconensis
Region Hispania
City Lepida-Celsa
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate L Baggius (duovir) ; Mn Flavius Festus (duovir)
Obverse inscription AVGVSTVS DIVI F
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription [C V I CEL L BAGGIO] MN FES[TO] II VIR
Reverse design bull, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 11.93 g
Axis 2, 3, 5, 7, 12
Reference Vives 161–2, Hill 13–4, GMI 440–2, NAH 959
Specimens 149
Note On some rev. dies the nomen of Baggius appears as BACCIO.Countermarks: R (=cmk 33) on the rev., on 2, 41, 45, 75-6, 96, 130. Eagle's head,r. (=cmk 4), on the obv., on 30, 41, 94. Eagle's head, I. (=cmk 5), on the obv., on 134. A (=cmk 14) on the rev., on 133. TI (=cmk 69) on the rev., on 132. CR (=cmk 45) on the rev., on 10.Monogram (=cmk 93) on the rev., on 49,55. LA(=cmk 54) on the rev., on 83. Uncertain circular on the rev., on 38. D(?) (=cmk 24?) on the rev., on 50. Monogram (=cmk 72) on the rev., on 131. L-VI (=cmk 55) onthe obv., on 130. Also Guadán 68 (=cmk 26) (not verified). Imitations: New speciments have been recorded that attest the existence of imitations. In addition to the published piece RPC S2-I-273/135, with the reverse legend V I C[EL] / (retrograde L) (retgrogradeB)AGGIO / [MN FESTO] / II VIR, from coll. Cores, we know a second one kept in the SIAM coll. (Valencia) 5/12040, 10.47 (= Hurtado 832), with the legends and the bull inverted; also a third one with the portrait and obverse legend inverted and the reverse legend with mistakes, from the Villaronga coll. These mistakes as well as the crude artistic quality suggest they are imitations.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ANE 23–24/10/1984, 109
2     ANE 23–24/10/1984, 110
3     ANE 15–16/12/1981, 203
4     Bern: 4138
5     Bologna: 255
6     Bologna: 256
7     Bologna: 257
8     Bologna: 258
9     Bologna: 259
10     Bologna: 260
11     Bologna: 261
12     Bologna: 262
13     Bologna: 263
14     Calicó 6/1979, 432
15     Calicó 6/1979, 433
16     Cop SNG 540
17     Klag 7
18     Milan: 224
19     Milan: 225
20     MSV 17/12/1981, 501
21     Mu: 87
22     Mu: 88
23     Mu: 89
24     Mu: 90
25     O AMC 977
26     O AMC 978
27     ✸ P: 264
28     P: 266
29     P: 267
30     P: 274
31     P: D'Ailly 17476
32     Rome: 182
33     Tübingen: 29
34     Tübingen: 30
35     Tübingen: 31
36     V: 110
37     Vat: 403
38     Vat: 404
39     Vat: 405
40     Vat: 406
41     Vat: 407
42     Vat: 408
43     B: Bohl
44     B: Fox
45     B: Löbb
46     B: Löbb
47     B: Bohl
48     B: a.B.
49     B: Rauch
50     B: 27876
51     Ba: 4913
52     Ba: 9595
53     Ba: 9596
54     Ba: 14863
55     Ba: 14868
56     Ba: 14869
57     Ba: 23644
58     Ba: 23645
59     Ba: 23646
60     Ba: 23647
61     Ba: 23648
62     Ba: 23649
63     Ba: 23650
64     Ba: 23651
65     Ba: 26631
66     Ba: 26632
67     Ba: 26633
68     Ba: 26635
69     Ba: 26638
70     Ba: 26639
71     Ba: 26641
72     Ba: 26644
73     Ba: 26645
74     Ba: 26646
75     Ba: 27500
76     Ba: 27504
77     Ba: 27505
78     Ba: 30505
79     Ba: 33939
80     Ba: 100919
81     Ba: 100920
82     L: 398 Hill 13–4
83     L: 392
84     L: 393
85     L: 394
86     L: 395
87     L: 396
88     L: 397
89     L: 399
90     Madrid: 9923
91     Madrid: 9876
92     Madrid: 9881
93     Madrid: 9887
94     Madrid: 9888
95     Madrid: 9891
96     Madrid: 9901 Vives 161–2
97     Madrid: 9903
98     Madrid: 9907
99     Madrid: 9913
100     Madrid: 9914
101     Madrid: 9915
102     Madrid: 9916
103     Madrid: 9921
104     Madrid: 9922
105     Madrid: 9924
106     Madrid: 9925
107     Madrid: 9927
108     Madrid: 9928
109     Madrid: 9930
110     Madrid: 9931
111     Madrid: 9936
112     N: 178
113     N: 179
114     N: 180
115     G: 7
116     C: 2711
117     C: 611
118     C
119     C
120     C
121     C
122     C
123     Princeton: 719
124     Museu Municipal d'Alcoi: 2530 CMTM, pl. 21–43
125     Alacant CMTM, pl. 35–176
126     Alacant CMTM, pl. 36–177
127     Alacant CMTM, pl. 36–178
128     Alacant CMTM, pl. 36–179
129     GMI 440
130     GMI 441
131     GMI 442
132     formerly S de C 1383
133     formerly S de C 1384
134     formerly S de C 1386
135     Cores coll.
136     Cayón 24 Dec. 2007, lot 6424
137     CNG 14 May 2008, lot 1105
138     Madrid, Museo Cerralbo: 4808
139     Ba: 300624
140     Madrid: Sastre 6616
141     Leeds-UL: 1370
142     Freiburg: 11255
143     CGT Coll.
144     CGT Coll. = Naville Numismatics 22, 1 May 2016, lot 96
145     Tauler & Fau 69, 10 Nov. 2020, lot 2058
146     Numismatica Ibercoin 17, 25 June 2014, lot 2431
147     CNG 441, 3 April 2019, lot 253
148     Bochum: M 151
149     NY: 1969.222.1456