RPC I, 4021

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4021
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Mallus
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Magistrate Diphilos ; Rufus
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, right, with aegis
Reverse inscription ΜΑΛΛΩΤΩΝ, ΔΙΦΙ ΡΟΥ
Reverse design Tyche, standing left, holding cornucopia; below, to left and right, two river gods
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Reference KM 472, no. 12
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)
Note The 'star' can now be seen, on the clearer specimens of 4021A, to be an elaborate aegis. While 4021A has ΔΙΦ and ΡΟΥ, there seems to be an additional letter on 4021, probably making ΔΙ ΦΙ ΡΟΥ.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     G: 1 KM 12 = SNG 2358
2 2     Düsseldorf: Ls4252.32.68 R. Ziegler, Münzen Kilikiens aus kleineren deutschen Sammlungen, 899
3 3     ✸ CNG EA 370, 9 Mar. 2016, lot 280
4 4     CGT coll.
5 5     NBS Auction 9, 27 Nov. 2021, lot 303