RPC I, 4530

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4530
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Cleopatra VII (queen)
Issue Year 50
Dating 32/31 BC
Obverse inscription L Ν
Obverse design diademed bust of Cleopatra, r.
Reverse inscription ΒΗ LϚ LΑΚ
Reverse design Baal of Berytus in quadriga of hippocamps
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 9.99 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Syria 1950, 44, no. 2, Rouvier 437, Sv 1886, Sawaya 72-75
Specimens 9
Note These coins are triple dated: year 50 of Berytus, 6 of Cleopatra in Phoenicia and 21 of Cleopatra in Egypt. The last two dates enable us to date the series to 32/31 BC. Assuming the same starting point for all eras, which seems a reasonable assumption, year 1 of Berytus is 81/80. It follows that the year 53 coins (RPC 4531-3) date to 29/28, not 28/27.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: Seyrig
2     A
3     Chiha coll.
4     Malter II (1978), lot 291
5     RBW
6     RBW
7     RBW ex MünzZentrum 86, 11 Sept. 1996, lot 93
8     RBW (ex Malter XLV, 28 May 1991, lot 224)
9     ✸ CNG Triton X, 9 Jan. 2007, lot 425