RPC I, 3609


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3609
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Archelaus of Cappadocia
Issue Year 12
Dating 25/24 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design head of Cybele, right
Reverse inscription ΕΥΣΕΒΕΙΑΣ, ΙΒ
Reverse design cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference S 31, RSN 1898, 32, Ganschow 22
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note 3609-19. F. Kovacs, Essays in Honour of Roberto Russo, eds P. van Alfen and R.B. Witschonke, Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich / London, 2013, pp. 397-404, plausibly suggests that the dates on the civic bronze coinage of Eusebeia are according to a Pompeian era, rather than the regnal years of Archelaus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: Löbb. RSN 1898, Taf. I.18
2 2     ✸ P: 233
3 3     Olympus Numismatik 13, 14–15 June 2024, lot 343