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[ ] (without title)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, r.
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 Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Specimens 2 (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