RPC I, 3017

 

Image of specimen #13

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3017
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Philadelphia
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΝ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟΝ
Obverse design bare head of Tiberius, r.
Reverse inscription ΝΕΟΚΕϹΑΡΕΙΣ or ΝΕΟΚΑΙϹΑΡΕΙϹ
Reverse design winged thunderbolt
Metal Æ
Average diameter 15 mm
Average weight 2.99 g
Axis 3, 9, 12
Reference LS 120, no. 24
Specimens 19
Die-links 1–9: same obv. die. 14, 18–19: same obv. die.
Note 1–6 are probably from the same rev. die, as perhaps are 6–8. Coin /14 removes any doubt about the attribution to Tiberius. See J. Clark, 'The renaming of Philadelphia Neocaesarea under the emperor Tiberius', NC 180 (2020), pp. 127-31, for a die study and confirmation of the attribution to Tiberius. The reading is clear on the rare die 21481. The letters are sometimes retrograde or upside down.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1929,1013.56
2     L: 1914,0810.7
3     P: 957 Wa 6359
4     Lanz 94 (Benz), 22 Nov. 1999, lot 167 (ex Müller 43 (Sept. 1983) lot 205; Schweizerische Kreditanstalt, Münzenliste 42 (Februar 1984, Bern), lot 120)
5     C: 353/1948
6     Cop SNG 373
7     Mu
8     V: GR 15137
9     B: 18203738, B-I
10     Hauck und Aufhäuser 16, 16–17 Oct. 2001, lot 269
11     F. Kovacs, MBS XVI, 29 Sept. 2004, lot 252
12     NAC 72, 16 May 2013, lot 591 = ex Hauck and Aufhäuser 19, 21–22 Mar. 2006, lot 269
13     ✸ J. Clark coll.
14     Naumann 63, 4 Mar. 2018, lot 751
15     CNG Triton XXIV, 19 Jan. 2021, lot 102 (ex Nomos Obolos 5, 26 June 2016, lot 333)
16     CGT Coll.
17     J. Clark coll. (ex Leu WA 15, 27 Feb. 2021, lot 1171)
18     J. Clark coll., ex Savoca Blue 11, 27 Oct. 2018, lot 1205
19     see NC 2020, p. 131, no. 6c, with Pl. 26.8