RPC I, 3529


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3529
Province Galatia
Region Pisidia
City Antioch
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Obverse inscription IMP·AVGVST TR·POT·
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription PARENS CAESAREA[ ]COL
Reverse design togate figure ploughing with two oxen, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Reference Krzyżanowska 135, FITA 251
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note Grant, FITA 251, interpreted the word PARENS as indicating a parent-city, or perhaps as referring to Augustus. In view of the legend on the coins of Nero, the full reading of this coin might include CAESAREAE rather than CAESAREA (the end of the word is unclear), in which case a reference to Augustus would make good sense. This is the sort of interpretation preferred by B. Levick, op. cit., p. 196, on the basis of the epigraphic parallel parens coloniae (ILS 5336).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18241397, 218/1928 FITA pl. VIII.8
2 2     C: Grant SNG 5117
3 3     uncertain: found in or near Antioch (NC 1914, 312, no. 40)
4 4     CGT coll. = Ares EA 12, 25 Oct. 2020, lot 347
5 5     N&N London EA 19, 1 July 2023, lot 425