RPC I, 3648

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3648
Province Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Claudius (Divus)
Obverse inscription NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMA
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, right
Reverse inscription DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG
Reverse design laureate head of Claudius, right
Metal silver
Average diameter 18 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference S 72, Walker 489–94, BMC 418, RIC 622, Ganschow 62
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.1(2).ner.622
Specimens 12 (8 in the core collections)
Note AR 79%. 18 coins, 16 obv. dies. The variant legend ending GERM recorded by Sydenham (S71, RIC 621) occurs very rarely (e.g., BMC 418); again the reason is that the engraver has run out of space on the die. I. Michaelidou-Nicolaou, ‘Roman Cappadocian Silver Coins and Imperial Denarii in the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia’, in eds B. Kluge and B. Weisser, XII. Internationaler Numismatischer Kongress Berlin 1997. Akten - Proceedings - Actes (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, 2000), pp. 698-702, at p. 699 no. 7 describes a very odd coin of Nero. The description implies that it is a Latin drachm (RPC I, 3648) overstruck as a coin of Pontus (Nero and Polemo, as RPC I, 3829ff), although the details of the Latin legend are not clear on the illustration.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1860,0330.46 BMC 420
2 2     L: 1913,0715.1 BMC 419
3 3     L: 1912,0710.6 BMC 418
4 4     L: 1979,0101.1103 vA 6355
5 5     L: 1844,0425.455 BMC 421
6 6     NY
7 7     NY
8 8     P: IMP-6841 BNC 448
9 9     Henseler 124
10 10     Henseler 125
11 11     ✸ Nomos Obolos 15, 24 May 2020, lot 676
12 12     CGT coll. = Auctiones 30, 19 Oct. 2014, lot 39