RPC I, 3627


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3627
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Valeria Messallina
Person (rev.) Britannicus (Caesar) ; Claudia Antonia ; Claudia Octavia
Obverse inscription MESSALLINA AVGVSTI
Obverse design bust of Messalina, right
Reverse design the three children of Claudius and Messalina. Claudia Octavia and Britannicus hold hands; Antonia has a modius (?) on her head and holds a cornucopia
Metal silver
Reference S 63, BMC 242, RIC 124, Ganschow 43
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.1(2).cl.124
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–4: same obv. die.
Note AR 86%. The didrachm of Divus Claudius and Messalina reported in P by Mattingly (BMC, p. 282*) cannot be found, and anyway seems implausible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 242 = NZ 1915, Taf. X.13 = NC 1894, 4, and pl. 1.3
2 2     P: 30a
3 3     ✸ P: 30b
4 4     Trau (Hess 1935) lot 387