RPC I, 3902


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3902
Province Cyprus
Region Cyprus
City Uncertain mint(s) on Cyprus
Reign Cleopatra VII
Person (rev.) Ptolemy XV Caesarion
Obverse inscription
Obverse design head of Zeus Ammon, right
Reverse inscription ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, ΚΥΠΡ (in field, r.)
Reverse design two eagles, left, on thunderbolt; under right eagle's right wing, sceptre?
Metal copper-based alloy
Axis 12
Reference Sv 1876–7
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)
Note On 2 and 3, no sceptre? 3902-3 are attributed by I. Nicolaou, Paphos II. The Coins from the House of Dionysus (Nicosia, 1990) to Ptolemy, king of Cyprus in 80-58 BC (see no. 419-24). Other issues are attributed there to the reign of Cleopatra: Sv 1843 (nos. 425-61), Sv 1874 (nos. 462-68) and Wa 4838-9 (nos. 469-509. See pp. 114-16.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 445
2 2     B
3 3     V: Schottenstift