RPC I, 3564 (forgery)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3564 (forgery)
Province Galatia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Poppaea
Issue Series 4: (a) Tavium?
Dating 62/5
Obverse inscription ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ
Obverse design bust of Poppaea, right
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΩΝ
Reverse design altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note This coin is almost certainly a forgery; the style (especially of the portrait) is odd, the die axis is wrong and the nominative case unlikely. It has probably been altered from something else. It may perhaps be a copy of an otherwise genuine, though not extant, coin, since one would expect a third denomination (see introduction).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Mu