RPC I, 2899

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2899
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Laodicea ad Lycum
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Gaius (Caesar)
Magistrate Marcus Antonius Polemo philopatris
Dating c. 5 BC
Obverse inscription ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Gaius Caesar, right
Reverse inscription ΑΝΤΩ ΠΟΛΕ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤ
Reverse design eagle standing facing, head left, spreading wings
Metal leaded bronze
Average diameter 15 mm
Axis 1, 11, 12
Reference BMC 158
Specimens 11 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 4, 7: same pair of dies. 1, 10–11: same obv. die. 2, 4, 6–7: same obv. die. 3, 8: same obv. die. 9: same obv. die as 2900/25–7, 40, 51, 64. 1, 6: same rev. die. 3–4, 7: same rev. die.
Note This and 2900 are often wrongly attributed to Caligula.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1903,0404.84 BMC 158
2 2     B: 18240980, I-B
3 3     B: 18240982, 28778
4 4     Malter Galleries Inc. 86, 14 Nov. 2004, lot 620
5 5     A: Mavromichalè coll. 1904/05 ις ’ 427
6 6     ✸ Nomos 15, 22 Oct. 2017, lot 217
7 7     Freiburg: 465
8 8     NAC 42, 20 Nov. 2007, lot 297
9 9     Themis 9, 11 Apr. 2021, lot 497
10 10     Agora Sale 103, 28 Dec. 2021, lot 196
11 11     Savoca 133rd Silver, 15 May 2022, lot 209