RPC I, 4604

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4604
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Issue Year 102
Dating 10/9 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, left
Reverse inscription ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΙΕΡΑΣ, L ΒΡ(?)
Reverse design Europa on bull galloping, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 1444, BMC 204, AMC 1489
Specimens 13 (11 in the core collections)
Note The date is always read as ΒΡ, but only Β[ seems absolutely certain; moreover, the portrait looks rather later.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1908,0110.1292 BMC 204
2 2     L: HPB,p156.2.B BMC 205
3 3     L: G.5115 BMC 206
4 4     ✸ P Bab 1694
5 5     P Bab 1695
6 6     NY
7 7     NY
8 8     O AMC 1489
9 9     B
10 10     C SNG 6060
11 11     Cop SNG 250
12 12     Leeds-UL: 1296
13 13     Helios 5, 25 June 2010, lot 1143