RPC I, 4749

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4749
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Ptolemais
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Obverse inscription NERO CAES AVG COS IIII IMP XIIII P P
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, l.; lituus before
Reverse inscription DIVOS CLAVD GER FELIX PTOL, III VI X XI, COL C C ST (across field)
Reverse design togate man ploughing with two oxen, r.; behind, four vexilla
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 12.63 g
Axis 12
Reference Seyrig 32, Rouvier 997
Specimens 12 (8 in the core collections)
Note For the date (66/7?), see introduction. A specimen of this type of Nero was discovered on the site of Gamala, destroyed in August/September 67, thereby providing a terminus ante quem for the coin (D. Syon, ‘The coins from Gamala - Interim report’, INJ 1992-93 [1994], pp. 34-55, at p. 54 no. 76.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     O
2     L BMC 17
3     B: Löbb
4     B: 50/1895
5     Cop SNG 182
6     P Bab 1527
7     NY: 1944.100.71207
8     V: GR 22454
9     Rouvier
10     Sneh coll.
11     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 134
12     VAuctions 332, 28 Sept. 2018, lot 298