RPC I, 4829


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4829
Province Syria
Region Samaria
City Nysa-Scythopolis
Reign Caligula
Person (obv.) Caligula (Augustus)
Issue Year 103
Dating AD 39/40
Obverse inscription ΓΑΙΟΥ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Caligula, l.
Reverse inscription ΝΥϹΑ Η ΚΑΙ ϹΚΥΘΟΠΟΛΙϹ, L ΓΡ (in field)
Reverse design Tyche standing, l., holding wreath and sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 6.87 g
Axis 12
Reference Spijkerman 1, Barkay 7
Specimens 6
Note The Sofaer coin confirms the reading of the rev. legend, which was the one given by Spijkerman. Although it is not visible on the illustration, he read ΝΥϹΑ Η ΚΑΙ [ ]Rosenberger similarly read 'ΝΥϹΑΝ..., perhaps for ΝΥϹΑ Η..., and ]ΟΠΟΛΙϹ and ]ΘΟΠ[ are visible on the two pieces illustrated by Kindler.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     J-SBF
2     see A. Kindler = INJ 1963, 55
3     see A. Kindler = INJ 1963, 55
4     Rosenberger 4
5     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 8
6     CGT coll.