RPC I, 4805


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4805
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Damascus
Reign Nero
Issue Year 377
Dating AD 65/6
Obverse inscription
Obverse design male bust (?Heracles), l.
Reverse inscription ΔΑΜΑΣ[ ] ΖΟΤ
Reverse design cornucopia and cista; to r., uncertain object
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 4.28 g
Axis 12
Reference de Saulcy 6 = 13 corr., Sv Ptol 1892, BMC 1
Specimens 3
Note The date has usually been read as ΖΟΣ = 36/35 BC, and the head interpreted as that of Caesarion. But ΖΟΤ seems clear, and the short legend ΔΑΜΑΣ[ΚΗ] is found on another 'pseudo-autonomous' issue of that year (4806). The identification of the obv. is suggested by the cista on the rev. and the occurrence of Dionysus and thyrsi on 4806, but is by no means certain.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 1
2     ✸ P: 16bis
3     Rosenberger 1