RPC I, 4004

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4004
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Tarsus
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ
Reverse design Tyche, seated r., holding palm branch and with river god beneath; in field, ΤΑΡ
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 14.89 g
Reference AMC 1424, Walker, Metrology I, no. 566
Specimens 11
Die-links 1–3: same obv. die. 4–7: same obv. die.
Note A comparison of the portrait with those at Antioch suggests a date of the first decade AD.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1206
2     Kricheldorf 26 (1973), lot 180
3     JNFA 5/1 (1976) C3
4     O AMC 1424 (ex Glendining 27/10/1971, lot 101
5     Levante 988 = CNG MBS 66, 19 May 2004, lot 1172 = Hirsch 187, 19 Sept. 1995, lots 1040–41
6     MMAG 312 (1970), lot 27
7     Schulman 215 (1979), lot 79
8     ✸ J. Clark coll. (ex G. Hirsch 190, 8 May 1996, lot 635)
9     Gorny & Mosch 200, 10 Oct. 2011, lot 2233
10     Gorny & Mosch 176, 10 Mar. 2009, lot 1726
11     Agora Auctions Pegasi Buy or Bid 155, 19 Mar. 2019, lot 250