RPC I, 2812


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2812
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Alabanda
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Augustus ; Tiberius (Augustus)
Issue Augustus or Tiberius? (or later?)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus (?) or Tiberius (?), r.
Reverse inscription ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ
Reverse design draped bust of Apollo, r., with lyre
Metal Brass
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 26
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Note The portrait could be of Augustus or Tiberius, or a later emperor such as Hadrian; the break in the obv. legend ΣΕΒΑΣ-ΤΟΣ and the truncation recall Tiberian portraits from Lydia and Phrygia, perhaps suggesting that Tiberius is the more likely choice. On the other hand, a much later date is perhaps also suggested by the use of brass; again, this is uncertain.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 26
2 2     ✸ P: 32 Wa 2105