RPC I, 4024A


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4024A
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Mallus
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue Year 135
Dating AD 67/8
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ Μ(?) ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero (??), right
Reverse inscription ΜΑΛΛΩΤΩΝ
Reverse design facing figure of Athena Magarsis, with spear
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 5 (0 in the core collections)
Note No date is very obvious on the reverse, though there may be traces of letters to the left of the figure of Athena on 1. J. Muona regards it as a coin of Otho, strongly influenced by coins of Antioch. However, the shape of the nose is more reminiscent, if anything, of Galba. It is hard to make sense of the apparent M in the obverse inscription. What seems to be the letter M could also possibly be the letters ΑΛ, as ΓΑΛ(ΒΑ) but that is only conjectural, and it does not really look like there is another letter before.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Muona coll. (Finland) = Scripta varia Numismatico Tuukka Talvio sexagenario dedicata (Helsinki, 2008), pp. 29–30 = CNG 105, 10 May 2017, lot 581
2 2     ✸ Heritage CICF Signature Sale 3024, 18 Apr. 2013, lot 24793
3 3     CGT coll. = Kölner Münzkabinett 112, 19 Oct. 2019, lot 181
4 4     Zeus Auction 9, 20 June 2020, lot 500 ('Otho')
5 5     Zeus Budget 16, 26 Feb. 2021, lot 319 ('Otho')