RPC I, 4003

 

Image of specimen #13

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4003
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Trachea
City Pompeiopolis
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue Year 130 (?)
Dating AD 64/5
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design bare head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΠΟΜΠΗΙΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Reverse design Athena, standing, l., with Nike and spear and shield; in field, varying letters including ΕΤ ΡΛ(?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 9.25 g
Axis 12
Reference Boyce 27-28
Specimens 16
Die-links 1, 7–8: same obv. die.
Note The date is very uncertain (though the portrait indicates a date towards the end of Nero's reign); Bosch read year 131, while Boyce preferred 130 (see her discussion). The RBW specimen corrects the reading of the first series of letters as it is from the same reverse die as the one illustrated Pl. 151, 4003/1. In l. field, AI AN NI; inr. field, A ΛΡΓΡΔH. The significance of these letters remains very uncertain.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1059 SNG 1220
2     P: 1061 Wa 4516
3     O
4     B: 577/1895
5     Gotha: 577/1895
6     Mu: uncertain (tray 43) 2999
7     P: 1060 Wa 4517 = SNG 1218
8     P: 1058 SNG 1219
9     O
10     V: GR 37645
11     Levante 887
12     G. Missere, F. Missere, La collezione Missere di monete romane provinciale, Modena, 1999, no. 587
13     ✸ RBW (ex CNG 88, 14 Sept. 2011, lot 989)
14     Roma Numismatics EA 12, 1 Nov. 2014, lot 1178
15     Leu EA 5, 23 Sept. 2018, lot 540
16     CNG EA 513, 6 Apr. 2022, lot 281