RPC I, 4016B


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4016B
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Mallus
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate Kyr—
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΜΑΛΛΩΤΩΝ, ΕΤΟΥϹ ΗΜ[Ρ? ], ΚΥΡ (to l.)
Reverse design seated figure of Roma or Athena, holding out Nike and with spear and shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Kovacs suggests Mallus. Cilicia seems likely, in view of the size and elements of design and inscriptions. Mallus later used a Pompeian era, starting in 68/7 BC, so year 48 would be 21/20 BC. However it cannot be excluded that there is another numeral after HM. The coin published as S-4016A has a similar portrait (perhaps Tiberus?); but, as pointed out there, the style of portrait seems different from other examples of Julio-Claudian portraiture.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Kovacs
2 2     Gorny & Mosch 118, 14 Oct. 2002, lot 1788
3 3     Rönesans Salzgitter 2, 30 June 2023, lot 211