RPC I, 4613


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4613
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Sidon
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Issue Year 15[ ]
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, l.
Reverse inscription ΣΙΔΩΝΟΣ ΘΕΑΣ, L [ ]ΝΡ (in field)
Reverse design Europa on galloping bull, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 1459
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)
Note Rouvier read the year as L ΗΝΡ; the date is illegible on 2, but on 1 and 3 ΝΡ is clear. G. F. Hill (BMC) thought the first numeral might be Ϛ, but this is not certain. The traces on 3 are most like Η, thereby supporting Rouvier's reading, but again this is very unsure.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC 209
2 2     L BMC 210
3 3     B: 443/1927