RPC I, 3353

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3353
Province Lycia-Pamphylia
Region Lycia
City Bubon
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΒΟΥΒωΝΕωΝ ΕΝ
Reverse design figure standing, facing, head left, with spear (?) and raising hand
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 2, Cop 56
Specimens 10 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies.
Note The identity of the figure on the rev. is not clear; it has been described as a 'warrior?' (BMC) and 'Artemis' (Cop.). The ΕΝ (with a retrograde Ν) is enigmatic; if a date (55), it is not clear to what era it would belong (a Sullan one?).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 57
2 2     L BMC 2
3 3     Cop SNG 56
4 4     Zeus Numismatics 5, 14 Mar. 2020, lot 303
5 5     Zeus Numismatics 5, 14 Mar. 2020, lot 301 = NSB WA 3, 31 Jan. 2021, lot 309 ('Hadrian, Phrygia')
6 6     Savoca 99 Blue, 10 Apr. 2021, lot 1148
7 7     NBS WA 3, 31 Jan. 2021, lot 309 (Hadrian, Phrygia)
8 8     Ares 3, 20 Oct. 2019, lot 373
9 9     ✸ Helios Numismatik 2, Nov. 2008, lot 232
10 10     CNG Keystone 11, 3 Mar. 2023, lot 149