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, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΚΟΤΙΑΕΩΝ
Reverse design draped bust of Agrippina II, r.
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 30 mm
Average weight 20.10 g
Axis 6
Reference BMC 30
Specimens 3
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 Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 30
2     ✸ G SNG 2044F
3     Spink/Galerie des Monnaies (Feb. 1977) lot 300