RPC I, 4534

 

Image of specimen #10

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4534
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription CAISAR
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription COL IVL
Reverse design inscription in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 5.35 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Rouvier 488 corr., BMC 49
Specimens 10
Note Only 1 obv. die? The attribution to Berytus seems very likely, though not absolutely certain, in the absence of more provenances or a more diagnostic rev. type. For the spelling CAISAR, see introduction and 4547 (Claudius). The attribution to Berytus is confrimed by the 􏰕􏰘􏰒presence of 2 specimens in the Beirut excavations (Butcher pp. 60 and 145 nos 358-9).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 50
2     L BMC 49
3     L BMC 51
4     NY
5     NY
6     B: Löbb
7     P: Chandon 720
8     Rouvier
9     Rouvier
10     ✸ CNG EA 245, S. Wagner coll., 1 Dec. 2010, lot 284