RPC I, 4777

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4777
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Chalcis ad Belum
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Agrippa I (king) ; Herod (king) ; Claudius (Augustus)
Dating AD 43/4
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛ ΗΡΩΔΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑΣ, ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ (in exergue)
Obverse design kings Herod and Agrippa crown the emperor Claudius, who stands wearing a toga capite velato
Reverse inscription ΚΛΑΥΔΙΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΕΤ Γ
Reverse design inscription in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note See A. Burnett, Mélanges de Numismatique offerts à Pierre Bastien (1987), pp. 34–5. A companion piece to the coins of Agrippa I, 4982. See A. J. M. Kropp, Crowning the Emperor. An unorthodox image of Claudius, Agrippa I and Herod of Chalkis, Syria 90 (2013), pp. 377-89.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1985,1002.1
2 2     ✸ CNG Triton XV, 3 Jan. 2012, lot 1436
3 3     CNG Triton XVI Sessions 1 & 2, 8 Jan. 2013, lot 736