RPC I, 4500


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4500
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Demetrias
Reign Uncertain
Issue Tiberius (?)
Obverse inscription ]ΒΑΣΤΟΥ ΕΤΟ[
Obverse design laureate head, r.
Reverse inscription ΔΗ[ ]ΕΩΝ
Reverse design veiled head of Tyche, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The legends were read as ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟΥ ƐΤΟΥϹ Ρ and ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΕΩΝ by Sestini, followed by Mionnet and Seyrig. Sestini adds the warning '(Lit. Vit.)', presumably as a qualification of the end of the obv. legend. The head is normally identified as that of Tiberius, but resembles that of Caligula at Laodicea (4444).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18259330, Knobelsdorf