RPC I, 2819


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2819
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Alabanda
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Britannicus (Caesar) ; Claudius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΙ
Obverse design bare head of Claudius, right, facing draped male bust of Britannicus (?), right
Reverse inscription ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔ[ΕΩΝ]
Reverse design draped and laureate bust of Apollo, with branch, right, facing draped bust of Artemis (?), left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The obv. heads were interpreted by Babelon (in Wa) as Claudius and Nero (?); Waddington himself (RN, 1851, p. 232), also thought this, and interpreted the rev. busts as the Senate and Alabanda. An identification of the youthful bust on the obv. as Britannicus seems more likely, however, as other coins were struck for him, but none, as far as we know, for Nero under Claudius.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 37 Wa 2109