RPC I, 4608


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4608
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Issue Year 117
Dating AD 6/7
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ, L ΖΙΡ (in field)
Reverse design car on two wheels
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 1452
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Rouvier 1453 adds a further coin with this type for this year, with the obv. description ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΣΙΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ and lituus behind head. This is taken from Mi S8.273.14 and seems most implausible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P Bab 1704
2 2     ✸ P. Villemur coll. = CNG MBS 78, 14 May 2008, lot 1479
3 3     Chris Scarlioli coll.