RPC I, 3562

 

Image of specimen #35

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3562
Province Galatia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Poppaea
Issue Series 4: (a) Tavium?
Dating 62/5
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΣ
Reverse design draped bust of Poppaea, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.55 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference Devreker 192, no. 13, cf. 175, no. 16
Specimens 34
Note A note in P by Seyrig reads, 'ces pièces se rencontrent souvent en Syrie. Peut-être ciliciennes, cfr. RN 1964' (cf. no. 3560). This is probably not a complete listing, since the coins may be housed in very different places in museum collections (e.g., it would be surprising if there were no examples in B, somewhere). Devreker, p. 175, no. 16 (the same coin with ΠΕΣ below the bust of Poppaea) is based only on Mionnet, and is probably a misreading, as there seem to be no letters there. Devreker, p. 192, no. 14 (24mm. ΑΥΤ Κ ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΛΑΥΔ ΣΕΒ/ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ) is based only on Mi 4.391.107 and seems most implausible. Van der Dussen 24, 1-2 June 1995, lot 3970 reports a second countermarked example (but unillustrated).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1962,0208.4
2     L: G1949
3     L: G1216
4     L: 1844,1226.446
5     L: 1979,0101.2652 ex vA 6117
6     L: 1979,0101.2653 ex vA 6118
7     P: Ancyra 1973/92
8     P: 1965/1072
9     P: uncertain
10     P: uncertain
11     P: uncertain
12     P: uncertain
13     P: uncertain
14     G p. 739
15     Mu: Koinon of Galatia 3
16     V: Pessinus 20017
17     V: Pessinus 30209
18     V: uncertain 27335/78
19     C: gen.
20     NY: 1944.100.62256
21     Beirut-AUB
22     Harlan Berk 30th Buy or Bid sale 13.2.1984, no. 290
23     found at Pessinus = Devreker 200, no. 81
24     Hannover
25     Hannover
27     CGT coll.
28     Naumann 56, 6 Aug. 2017, lot 384
29     Nomos obolos 8, 2 Dec. 2017, lot 612
30     CNG EA 158, 14 Feb. 2007, lot 181
31     Roma E-Live 1, 25 July 2018, lot 393
32     NY: 1977.158.858
33     CNG EA 485, 10 Feb. 2021, lot 285
34     Münster: M 1341
35     ✸ J. Clark coll.