RPC I, 3218 (forgery)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3218 (forgery)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Synnada
Region Phrygia
City Cotiaeum
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Agrippina II
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Nero, right
Reverse design draped bust of Agrippina II, right
Metal bronze
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 30
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note Forgery. The 3 specimens are from the same die; the suspicious features are their unexpected size and weight. In addition the fabric is suspect: they have all identical flan shapes and the same defect on the reverse at 2 o'clock

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 30
2 2     ✸ G SNG 2044F
3 3     Spink/Galerie des Monnaies (Feb. 1977) lot 300