RPC I, 3839

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3839
Province Kingdom of Armenia Minor
Region Armenia
City Kingdom of Armenia Minor
Reign Aristobulus of Chalcis
Person (obv.) Aristobulus of Chalcis (king)
Person (rev.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue Year 13
Dating AD 66/7
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΒΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΤ ΙΓ
Obverse design diademed bust of Aristobulus, r.
Reverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΩ
Reverse design inscription in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 11.77 g
Axis 12
Reference Rec 2, Mesh 4, Kovacs 299
Specimens 8
Note The date on the P coin now is read as ΕΤ Γ by Y. Meshorer, ‘Ancient Jewish Coinage. Addendum I’, INJ 11 (1990-91), p. 112, which would date it to AD 56/7. See J. Dalaison, L’atelier monétaire de Nicopolis en Arménie Mineure, in J. Dalaison éd., Espaces et pouvoirs dans l’Antiquité. De l’Anatolie à la Gaule, Les Cahiers du CRHIPA 11 (Grenoble, 2007), pp. 203-37; i., Qui était Salomé?, REA 115, 2013, pp. 497-507.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     private coll. = Mesh, pl. 29.4
2     P: 14 Rec, pl. L.12
3     IMJ Sofaer 171 = R. Barkay, A New Coin of Aristobulus of Armenia Minor, INJ 16, 2007–8, pp. 103–4 and Fig. 1
4     Künker 273, 14 Mar. 2016, lot 669
5     Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 12, 30 May 2020, lot 564
6     NAC 120, 6 Oct. 2020, lot 417
7     ✸ Leu 7, 24 Oct. 2020, lot 1354
8     Roma Numismatics XXI, 24 Mar. 2021, lot 158