RPC I, 4086

 

Image of specimen #20

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4086
Province Syria
Region Cilicia
City Uncertain Caesarea(s)
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Issue Year 5
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒƐΡΙΟϹ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Claudius, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙⳞΑΡΕΩΝ ΕΤΟΥⳞ Ε
Reverse design veiled Tyche, seated r., on rocks and holding ears of corn; below, river god
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 8.68 g
Axis 10, 11, 12
Reference BMC Anazarbus 4, Ganschow I, p. 58 Typ X4
Specimens 21
Note See now B. Tahberer, A Series of Coins from an Uncertain Caesarea, NC 175, 2015, pp. 47-55 where it is argued with good arguments, mostly stylistic, that these series were struck at Mopsus between AD 45/6 and AD 50/1, during a period Mopsus called itself Caesarea, though “one can only speculate as to why the change was so short-lived” (p. 53).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1912,0101.10
2     L BMC 4
3     P: 148 Wa 6744
4     P: 149 Wa 6745
5     P: Y28.600
6     O
7     O
8     B: Löbb
9     B: I-B
10     C
11     Mu: 17a
12     NY: 1944.100.53047
13     NY: 1944.100.53048
14     Waddell 9.12.1982, lot 544
15     Waddell 9 (1985), lot 211
16     Afyon: 4943
17     Afyon: 5825
18     Naville Numismatics 56, 22 Mar. 2020, lot 213 (ex Hirsch 214, 2000, lot 1617; NAC 72, 16 May 2013, lot 1501; Naville Numismatics 47, 3 Mar. 2019, lot 184)
19     Henseler 106
20     ✸ VAuctions 328, 15 Dec. 2017, lot 318
21     Rauch 92, 22 Apr. 2013, lot 1245