RPC I, 2822


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2822
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Alabanda
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Dating probably AD 54/9
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Nero, right
Reverse inscription ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ
Reverse design draped bust (of Apollo?), right
Metal brass
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 30
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies.
Note The bust on the rev. is described in BMC, followed by Macdonald and by von Aulock, as of Dionysus wearing an ivy wreath; but the type of wreath is not clear, and Apollo would seem the obvious choice. Letter form Ⳟ. J. Goddard points out that all three specimens have identical flans and metal breaks. So two at least must be old cast forgeries, perhaps all three if there is another as yet untraced original. On the other hand the brass used for the L specimen is found for other Alabandan issues.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC 30
2 2     G SNG 1902F
3 3     vA 2391