RPC I, 2955

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 2955
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate Diphilos Diphilou (archon for the second time)
Issue Group III: Augustus (?) alone
Dating c.AD 5 (?)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΔΙΦΙΛΟΣ ΔΙΦΙΛΟΥ ΑΡΧΩΝ ΤΟ Β ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Apollo, standing r., playing lyre
Metal Leaded bronze
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 5.03 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 104, Cop 452
Specimens 15
Note The coin is often attributed to Tiberius, but the appearance of the portrait seems like that on coins of Charopides Sostratou and Meniskos Diphilou (?the brother of Diphilos); an attribution to Augustus thus seems more likely, though not beyond doubt.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 104
2     P: 1290 Wa 6132
3     B: I-B KM 240, no. 24a
4     B: Fox
5     Cop SNG 452
6     C
7     ✸ J. Clark coll.
8     CGT coll.
9     CGT coll.
10     CGT coll.
11     Rauch 97, 14 Apr. 2015, lot 336
12     Naumann 40, 7 Feb. 2016, lot 459
13     Savoca 10 Blue, 29 Sept. 2018, lot 1014
14     Saint Paul Antiques 18, 13 Oct. 2018, lot 223
15     Naumann 83, 3 Nov. 2019, lot 476