RPC I, 4095

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4095
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Uncertain Syrian mint of Cleopatra and Antony
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Cleopatra VII (queen)
Person (rev.) Mark Antony (Imperator)
Issue Cleopatra and Antony
Dating c. 36 BC
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΙϹϹΑ ΚΛƐΟΠΑΤΡΑ ΘƐΑ ΝƐWΤƐΡΑ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΝΤWΝΙΟϹ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤWΡ ΤΡΙΤΟΝ ΤΡΙWΝ ΑΝΔΡWΝ
Reverse design bare head of Antony, r., behind, horse's head
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 14.41 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference Sv 1898
Specimens 5
Note Sarnakounk 370 (14.58) has an unclear object behind Antony's head, perhaps also a horse's head; a very worn coin in the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum also seems to have something behind his head. The coin was attributed by Sv to Cyrenaica. See M. and K. Prieur, The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and their Fractions (Lancaster PA and London, 2000), p. 6, where the coins are given to ‘Antioch’s secondary mint’ (but with no arguments for the attribution). Butcher, CRS, pp. 55-8, agrees with a date of 36BC, and is also uncertain about mint attribution.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     O
2     A NC 1938, pl. I.3
3     ✸ Sarnakunk hoard 371 = SNG Armenia I, 453
4     NAC 51, 5 Mar. 2009, lot 127
5     Sarnakunk hoard = SNG Armenia I, 452