RPC I, 3628A


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3628A
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Antonia Minor
Obverse inscription ANTONIA AVG [MATER AVGV]STI
Obverse design draped bust of Antonia, right
Reverse inscription SACERDOS
Reverse design two mules drawing carpentum left
Metal silver
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note D. Bocciarelli, ‘Un deuxième exemplaire d’une monnaie d’Antonia naguère unique’, SNR 92 (2013), pp. 95-104, attributes these rare silver coins to Caesarea during the reign of Claudius. Following his suggested restoration, the type can now be described as above. The attribution for the first time of drachms to the reign of Claudius removes the doubts about attributing the didrachms and rare drachms of Germanicus to the same period.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     V: GR 40276 W. Trillmich, Familienpropaganda der Kaiser Caligula und Claudius. Agrippina Maior und Antonia Augusta auf Münzen (Berlin, 1978), pp. 175ff; H-M. von Kaenel, Münzprägung und Münzbildnis des Claudius (Berlin, 1986), p. 10
2 2     ✸ ArtCoins Roma 3, 31 May 2011, lot 317