RPC I, 4783

 

Image of specimen #13

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4783
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Damascus
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Cleopatra VII (queen)
Issue Year 280
Dating 33/32 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design diademed bust of Cleopatra, r.
Reverse inscription ΔΑΜΑΣΚΗΝΩΝ L ΠΣ
Reverse design Tyche seated, l., on rock with arm outstretched and holding cornucopia; before, ?sistrum; below, river god; all in wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 6.32 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference de Saulcy 3–4, Sv Ptol 1893
Specimens 14
Note Baldus in CRWLR, p. 143, regards these as half of the denomination of 4781, because of their low weight; but the types are the same. The low weights can hardly be fortuitous, however: perhaps the same denomination at a lower standard?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1915,0805.2
2     P: 29
3     P: 30
4     V: GR 21854
5     Rosenberger 6
6     Agora Coins 2 (1975), lot 260
7     Six coll. = H?
8     Malter 2 (1978), lots 294
9     Malter 2 (1978), lots 295
10 –12     RW
13     ✸ CNG 108, 16 May 2018, lot 394
14     CNG EA 477, 23 Sept. 2020, lot 208 = CNG EA 207, 25 Mar. 2009, lot 239