RPC I, 4161

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4161
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Augustus (Divus)
Obverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Tiberius, r.
Reverse inscription ΘΕΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Reverse design radiate head of Augustus, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 14.94 g
Axis 12
Reference Cop 144, Prieur 60, McAlee 211
Specimens 9
Note Original comment: "3 coins, ?3 obv. dies. Early in the reign? P. Lewis, ‘The actual tribute penny’, Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 10, 1999, pp. 3-13 suggests that this is the ‘tribute penny’. He illustrates a 4th specimen on p. 9, same dies as 4161/1. Butcher, CRS p. 60, suggests associating 4161 and 4163 with the Zeus tetradrachms (4108-21). This is a good idea, though not conclusive (letter forms seem different)."

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     NY: 1944.100.65559
2     Cop SNG 144
3     formerly Hecht
4     ✸ Winckless, ex NAC 64, 17 May 2012, lot 1082
5     NAC 72, 16 May 2013, lot 1445 = CNG Triton XXII, 8 Jan. 2019, lot 556
6     Nomos obolos 12, 31 Mar. 2019, lot 604
7     Solidus EA 9, 8 Oct. 2016, lot 363
8     CNG EA 346, 11 Mar. 2015, lot 260
9     Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann 29, 1 Mar. 2015, lot 478