RPC I, 4011A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4011A
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Augusta
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription [ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ Κ]ΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣ[ΤΟΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ]
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, r.
Reverse inscription [ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΑ]ΝΩΝ
Reverse design Nike holding wreath and palm, walking r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 32 mm
Average weight 22.43 g
Specimens 1
Note The coin should probably be attributed to Augusta, although little can be read of the reverse legend, and the restoration must remain tentative. No coinage was previously known for Claudius, and, if the attribution is correct, then this large denomination (not previously known for Augusta at this period) would parallel the large denominations struck for Claudius at Anazarbus (RPC I, 4059).See now W. Weiser, ‘Neues zu kilikischen Münzen der frühen Kaiserzeit’, MÖNG 39.2, 1999, pp. 26-7. Cf. Giessener 101, 2000, lot 623 (AUGUSTANWN ETOYS with possible reading of the date as AI), 4.18.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ MünzZentrum 88, 7 Jan. 1997, lot 248 ex MünzZentrum 81, 30 Mar. 1995, lot 212, ex Hirsch 187, 19 Sept. 1995, lot 1078