RPC I, 4508


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4508
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Orthosia
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Uncertain
Obverse inscription [ ]
Obverse design laureate head, right
Reverse inscription ΟΡΘΩϹΙΕΩΝ
Reverse design figure standing, left, with sceptre and foot on river god
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 14 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Obv. inscription illegible. On grounds of portraiture, the emperor might be Nero, though the weak engraving style of the rev. does not seem characteristic of the period. A. Kropp, RBN 2021, 164 note 1, suggests an attribution to Caracalla or Elagabalus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ JSW