RPC I, 4187

 

Image of specimen #14

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4187
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Poppaea
Issue Years 10/111
Dating AD 63
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΝΕΡΩΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Reverse design draped bust of Poppaea, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 11
Reference Wr. 49, Prieur 88, McAlee 280
Specimens 15 (7 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 3–13: same pair of dies. 1–13: same rev. die.
Note As the portrait of Nero has the 'young' hairstyle, and the obv. legend is in the nominative case (as on the tetradrachms from years 9/111; previously the genitive had been used), the type can be dated to years 9-10/111-12, or AD 62-3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1844,0425.457
2 2     P: HS R2782
3 3     NY
4 4     O
5 5     Hess 1933, lot 415
6 6     Hirsch 18 (1938), lot 112 = Hirsch 1912, lot 1149 = CNG MBS 64, 24 Sept. 2003, lot 721
7 7     Malter (8.12.1984)
8 8     P: M4678
9 9     Kress 136, 682
10 10     B: I-B Wr., Taf. III.49 = ZfN 32, 146
11 11     B: I-B 400/1879
12 12     Empire 5 (1986), lot 124
13 13     Cahn 60, lot 189
14 14     ✸ D. Kimel coll. (ex Naville Numismatics 45, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 450)
15 15     Leu WA 15, 27 Feb. 2021, lot 1403