RPC I, 4216

 

Image of specimen #10

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4216
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Roman Republic
Issue Year 19
Dating 48/47 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Zeus, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΤΗΣ (to r., downwards in two lines) ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ (to l., downwards), ΙΘ (in exergue)
Reverse design Zeus seated l., holding nike and sceptre; date in exergue; thunderbolt at top; in the field, l., a cornucopia; all within a laurel wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 12.21 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference McAlee 43
Specimens 14
Note McAlee, p. 74, n. 25, stated that coins dated 48/7 (RPC 4216) and 47/6 (RPC 4219) are frequently seen with a countermark which is usually described as a head of Apollo. In his opinion, this countermark portrays Cleopatra and “was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories which were given to her by Mark Antony”.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 73
2     L BMC 34
3     CNG EA 347, 25 Mar. 2015, lot 395
4     B: 18211645
5     B: 18257499
6     B: 18257501
7     Leeds-UL: 1047
8     Leeds-UL: 1048
9     Naumann 74, 3 Feb. 2019, lot 173
10     ✸ Naville Numismatics 54, 15 Dec. 2019, lot 137
11     Leeds-UL: 1046
12     CGT Coll.
13     CGT Coll. = CNG 350, 6 May 2015, lot 385
14     CGT Coll.