RPC I, 3552

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3552
Province Galatia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Magistrate Priscus
Issue Series 2: (a) Priscus
Dating AD 18 or 21/3
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Tiberius, left
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΠΡΕΙΣΚΟΥ ΜΗΤΗΡ ΘΕΩΝ, ΓΜ (in field)
Reverse design Cybele seated, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Axis 12
Reference NC 1950, 44, no. 2, Devreker 190, no. 2
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note All specimens illustrated on NC, 1950, pl. II.4–6. Probably minted at Pessinus.Specimens 4 and 5 appear to have an animal (lion, dog?) at the base, right of the throne. The object at the base of the throne on specimen 1 looks like a small box or altar (M. B. Richter).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1965,0208.2 ex Grant
2 2     B: uncertain ex Wellersheim 6213: 'Mallus' according to Imhoof-Blumer, Annales de Numismatique (1883), 117, no. 56
3 3     Dresden
4 4     ✸ CNG EA 347, 25 Mar. 2015, lot 388
5 5     M.B. Richter coll. (ex Bay Numismatics, Online Auction 4, 5 July 2024, lot 275)