RPC I, 410


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume I
Number 410
Province Tarraconensis
Region Hispania
City Turiaso
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate Lucius Feneste (duovir) ; Lucius Seranus (duovir)
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, right
Reverse design oak wreath containing II VIR
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Reference Vives 155–2
Specimens 12 (3 in the core collections)
Note Countermark: Monogram (= cmk 92), see Guadán, p. 100, no. 140 (not verified). Coins 7 and 8 are the only ones on which it is possible to read the upper left part of the rev. legend, since onother coins this part is off flan or has been poorly minted. DCPH II, pp. 374-375 has proposed the reading MVN AV, but it is not absolutely certain that in that part of the legend MVN AV has to be read, since: (1) the supposed crosspiece of the letter A is not like that on the other As whether on the obverse or the reverse; (2) on the better conserved piece the presumed crosspiece extends to the right and it does not reach the left side; (3) until now the possibility of this reading only occurs in the reverse of two coins, which share the same die, and no other die in Turiaso’s output. It seems more logical to read MVN and to look for another type of explanation for the presence of the two small lines. The epithet AVGVSTA, complete or abbreviated, does not occur on any other coin of Turiaso or on any other recorded document.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Ba: 14944
2 2     Bologna: 325
3 3     Cop SNG 603
4 4     L: 787
5 5     ✸ Madrid: 12942 Vives 155–12
6 6     P: 480
7 7     IVDJ: 3107
8 8     IVDJ: 3108
9 9     Stockholm SNG 1861
10 10     Stockholm SNG 1862
11 11     Stockholm SNG 1863
12 12     Ba: 44778