RPC I, 3560


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3560
Province Galatia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Annius Afrinus (legatus Augusti pro praetore)
Issue Series 3: (c) Tavium?
Dating c. 49/54
Obverse inscription ] ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, right
Reverse inscription ]ΦΡΕΙΝΟΥ
Reverse design bull, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The reading of the rev. legend and the attribution are extremely uncertain. A similar bull appears on Tavian coins of Titus Caesar (BMC 7), though the position of the tail is different. On the other hand, the general pose of the bull and particularly the positioning of the head is very similar. The coin was bought in Aleppo; this does not discredit a Galatian attribution, since, for instance, Seyrig reported frequently seeing specimens of 3562 in Syria.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ JSW = CNG EA 244, 10 Nov. 2010, lot 329