RPC I, 4789


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4789
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Damascus
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Issue Year 306 (?)
Dating 7/6 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΔΑΜΑϹΚΗΝΩΝ, ϚΤ(?) (before)
Reverse design winged figure seated, left, with wreath and palm; all in wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference de Saulcy p. 35, 2
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The date is not at all clear. BMC (Hill) gives 'symbol (?)', de Saulcy a retrograde ΣΙ. The figure on the rev. has been identified as 'Eros or Agon (?)' (BMC) or Victory (de Saulcy); Nike seems the obvious choice in view of the wreath and palm, as it appears on other Damascene coins, but it is a very unusual pose for her.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1861,1112.89 BMC 5