RPC I, 4793


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4793
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Damascus
Reign Augustus
Issue Year 325
Dating AD 13/14
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bare head, right
Reverse inscription ΔΑΜΑϹΚΗ[ ] L ΕΚΤ
Reverse design bare head, right,; all in wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note This coin forms a pair with the smaller denomination 4794, in view of the close similarity of the obv. portrait. One is tempted to identify the portraits as Augustus/Tiberius Caesar (4793) and Augustus/Livia (4794), but this is not certain.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.79332
2 2     NY: 1961.154.325
3 3     Rosenberger 13