RPC I, 3906

 

Image of specimen #45

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3906
Province Cyprus
Region Cyprus
City Uncertain mint(s) on Cyprus
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Magistrate A. Plautius (proconsul)
Dating in or shortly after 21 BC
Obverse inscription IMP CAESAR DIVI F
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription A PLAVTIVS PROCOS
Reverse design temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which canonical xoanon; semicircular courtyard
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 1, 12
Reference BMC 2–3, FITA 143, Amandry 2a (Paphos?), Parks 2a
Specimens 48 (36 in the core collections)
Note 44 coins, 10 obv. dies. 3906-7 The proconsulate of A Plautius is dated by R. Szramkiewicz, Les Gouverneurs de Province à l’Époque augustéenne; Contribution à l’Histoire administrative et sociale du principat (1975) to AD 1/2. If this is correct then 3906-7 were struck at the same time as 3914-5 and 3908-13. They would then comprise an issue of three denominations, perhaps during Gaius’ visit to the island.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: 18238678, Fox
2     L BMC 2
3     L BMC 3
4     L: 1913,0403.2
5     L: 1974,1109.19
6     P: 786
7     P Wa 4845
8     P: Delepierre
9     P: Delepierre
10     P
11     B: 18238680, a.B.
12     B: 18238677, Fox
13     B: 18238679, Fox
14     B: 18238674, Fox
15     B: 18238675, I-B
16     B: 18238676, 9981
17     O AMC 727
18     O AMC 728
19     O AMC 729
20     C: 484-1948
21     A
22     A
23     NY: 1952.142.258
24     NY: 1952.142.261
25     NY: 1952.142.264
26     NY: 1952.142.263
27     NY: 1944.100.62154
28     NY: 1952.142.260
29     NY: 1944.100.62153
30     NY: 1952.142.262
31     NY: 1952.142.257
32     NY: 1952.142.256
33     NY: 1952.142.259
34     V: GR 19314
35     V: GR 19315
36     V: GR 19316
37     Milan Brera 375
38     Milan Brera 376
39     Milan Brera 377
40     Cop SNG 69
41     PV
42     Evelpidis
43     Nicosia Cyprus Museum Dikaios 160
44     Nicosia Cyprus Museum Dikaios 161
45     ✸ J. Clark coll.
46     R. Hoppensteadt coll.
47     NY: 1944.100.62152
48     CGT coll. = VAuctions 340, 13 Sept. 2019, lot 132