RPC I, 3546


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3546
Province Galatia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate Titus Helvius Basila (presbeutes)
Issue Series 1: Basila
Dating c. AD 14/15, or 35/7?
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus (?), right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΒΑϹΙΛΑ ΠΡΕϹΒΕΥΤΟΥ
Reverse design Zeus with sceptre seated, facing
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 12
Reference NC 1950, 44–5, no. 8, Devreker 191, no. 9
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Devreker also cites a coin in B; this is probably a confusion with 3547/1, as there seems to be no coin of this type in B. Minted at Tavium? 3546-51 S. Sahin, ‘Bau einer Säulenstrasse in Attaleia (Pamphylien) unter Tiberius-Caligula’, EA 25, 1995, pp. 25-7 suggests an alternative restoration for the inscription published by Mitchell and mentioned on RPC I, p. 545, but there is no new evidence for the emperors in question (S􏱫ahin prefers Tiberius and Caligula).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 207
2 2     Bay Numismatics EA 2, 11 Apr. 2024, lot 159