RPC I, 3627

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3627
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Messallina
Person (rev.) Britannicus (Caesar) ; Claudia Antonia ; Octavia
Obverse inscription MESSALLINA AVGVSTI
Obverse design bust of Messalina, r.
Reverse inscription OCTAVIA BRITANNICVS ANTONIA
Reverse design the three children of Claudius and Messalina. Octavia and Britannicus hold hands; Antonia has a modius (?) on her head and holds a cornucopia
Metal Silver
Average weight 7.16 g
Reference S 63, BMC 242, RIC 124, Ganschow 43
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.1(2).cl.124
Specimens 4
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 Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 242 = NZ 1915, Taf. X.13 = NC 1894, 4, and pl. 1.3
2     P: 30a
3     ✸ P: 30b
4     Trau (Hess 1935) lot 387