RPC I, 4108


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4108
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Uncertain Syrian mint of Zeus tetradrachms
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Dating AD 3
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ ΥΠΑΤΟΥ ΙΓ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΥ, Ν·Κ·Ε·Δ (to l.), ΑΝ (in exergue)
Reverse design Zeus seated, left, with Nike and sceptre
Metal silver
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 1
Reference Prieur 30, McAlee 179
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note The portrait suggests a date very early in the first decade AD. 4108-21: See M. and K. Prieur, The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and their Fractions (Lancaster PA and London, 2000), pp. 6-8, where the coins are given to ‘Antioch’s secondary mint’ (but with no arguments for the attribution). The coins are also discussed by Butcher, CRS, p. 60, who suggests transferring 4161 and 4163 to this group.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Prieur coll. (ex. MünzZentrum 62, 4.11.1987, lot 398)
2 2     ✸ K.-L. Elvers coll. Inv.-Nr 16/17 (ex Elsen 129, 11 June 2016, lot 284)
3 3     Richard McAlee coll. = McAlee 179A)