RPC I, 3101

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3101
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Phrygia
City Aezani
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Agrippina II
Issue Group II (no 'magistrates'' names)
Dating c. AD 50–4
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Agrippina II (?), r.
Reverse inscription ΑΙΖΑΝΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Cybele seated, l., with phiale and tympanum
Metal Brass
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 3.10 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference BMC 57
Specimens 11
Note The empress has always been identified as Livia, but the hairstyle looks more like that of Agrippina II, and the piece would then fit very well as a smaller denomination corresponding to 3100. This is made very probable by the composition of the coin, as brass is not used before Caligula's reign.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 57
2     P: 161
3     P: 162 Wa 5553
4     O
5     B: Gansauge
6     B: 737/1914 ex Prowe 1877
7     Roma Numismatics EA 26, 30 Apr. 2016, lot 394
8     CGT coll. = Savoca Auction 15, 28 May 2017, lot 367
9     CGT coll.
10     Nomos obolos 15, 24 May 2020, lot 531
11     ✸ Nomos 20, 10 July 2020, lot 302