RPC I, 3843

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3843
Province Kingdom of Armenia
Region Armenia
City Kingdom of Armenia
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Artavasdes IV? (king) ; Artavasdes III? (king)
Person (rev.) Augustus (—)
Issue Artavasdes III? or IV?
Dating 5/2 BC or AD 4/6
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΤΑΟΥΑΣΔΟΥ
Obverse design diademed head of Artavasdes III (?) or IV (?)
Reverse inscription ΘΕΟΥ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Reverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 3.42 g
Axis 12
Reference Bedoukian 163, Kovacs 177
Specimens 5
Note The bronze coin in Erevan with similar types (Bedoukian 164) seems likely to be the copper core of a plated forgery of the silver drachm.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC Artavasdes III 1
2 –4     see Bedoukian
5     ✸ Gorny & Mosch 228, 9 Mar. 2015, lot 199