RPC I, 4030

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4030
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Pedias
City Aegeae
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Magistrate Culleo (demarch)
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Tiberius, l.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΚΟΥΛΕΩΝΟϹ ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΔΗΜΑΝ
Reverse design inscription in five lines in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 10.28 g
Axis 12
Reference KM 427, no. 16; Haymann 2a-b
Specimens 7 (1 in the core collections)
Note Culleo was identified by Imhoof-Blumer with Q. Terentius Culleo, cos. suff. in AD 40, but the view that he was a legate appointed by Germanicus in charge of 'Tarsus and the koinon' (J.P.V.D. Balson, JRS, 1974, p. 225) seems to rest entirely on inference from this coin; and, as noted in PW (col. 655: Terentius 46), the identification of the man names on the coin and the consul is not certain. It does, however, seem likely that the Culleo at Aegeae is a Roman official, as the coin also names a man, Δημάν(θης), who is obviously a local 'magistrate'. New specimens confirm that the coin is of Tiberius and that there is an obverse legend: ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟΥ.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: I-B KM, no. 16
2     Malloy 23 (1987), lot 37
3     Afyon: 5256
4     ✸ Bergamo N. Vismara and R. Martini, Notizie Archeologiche Bergomensi 5 (1997), p. 240, no. 10
5     Winterthur: 6287 ex Vecchi 1979
6     Harvard: 1980.86.151 H.B. Wells coll.
7     Ares web auction 1, 23 Aug. 2019, lot 299