RPC I, 4598


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4598
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Augustus
Obverse inscription
Obverse design veiled head of Tyche, right
Reverse inscription ΣΙΔΩΝΙΩΝ, L ΓΛ (?)
Reverse design galley with Astarte
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note In RPC I, the date was read as 101 (PA) = 11/10 BC, but G. Abou Diwan has pointed out that he date should be read either LΓΛ (80/79 BC) or LBΛ (79/78ΒC) (not L PA): the hundreds never precedes the tens or units on the coinage ofSidon The obverse and reverse type are typical of the period ranging in datebetween 95 and 78 ΒC See Abou Diwan, G. (2010), Sidon de l'inauguration dumonnayage municipal à la colonie sévérienne approche historique et monétaire(169/8 av. J.-C. - 235 ap. J.-C). (PhD), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P Bab 1693 = Rouvier 1388