RPC I, 4101

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4101
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Uncertain Syrian mint of CA coinage II
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription IMP·AVGVST·TR·POT
Obverse design head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription OB CIVIS SERVATOS
Reverse design inscription in laurel wreath
Metal Brass
Average diameter 35 mm
Average weight 25.57 g
Axis 1, 11, 12
Reference BMC 738, FITA 145, RIC 549, McAlee 191
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.1(2).aug.549
Specimens 12
Note The alleged dupondius of this type mentioned by BMC, p. 118 in in fact the same coin as BMC 738. An analysis by XRF (R. Martini, ‘Monetazione bronzea orientale di Augustus tra emissioni imperiali, coniazioni provinciali. E produzioni locali: I ‘sesterzi’ della Lycia ed I ‘Dupondi’? della serie AVGV/STVS (Asia Minor) alla luce di nuove analisi metallografiche’, in O. Tekin ed, Ancient History, Numismatics and Epigraphy in the Mediterranean World. Studies in memory of Clemens E. Bosch and Sabahat Atlan and in honour of Nezahat Baydur (Istanbul, 2009), pp. 231-245) proves that these coins are in brass (Cu: 84.9%, Zn: 14.8%), as was clear from visual inspection (RPC I, p. 603).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY Giard, BNCMER I, pl. XXXIX, a
2     L BMC 737
3     P: 1001 Giard, BNCMER I, 1001 and Pl. XXXIX
4     L BMC 738
5     Princeton Antioch (D. B. Waage, Antioch-on-the-Orontes IV, no. 314)
6     Empire 8 (1987), lot 100
7     ✸ CNG Triton XI, S. Wagner coll., 8 Jan. 2008, lot 874
8     Spink 17004, 29 Mar. 2017, lot 78 (ex Spink 15006, 22 Sept. 2015, lot 54)
9     P: 1982/162
10     Lanz 94, 22 Nov. 1999, lot 116 (ex MM 52, 19-20 June 1975, lot 540)
11     McAlee coll. (ex Hirsch 164, 1 Dec. 1989, lot 494)
12     Leu EA 16, 22 May 2021, lot 3338