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, left
Reverse inscription ΝΥϹΑ Η ΚΑΙ ϹΚΥΘΟΠΟΛΙϹ, L ΓΡ (in field)
Reverse design Tyche standing, left, holding wreath and sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference Spijkerman 1, Barkay 7
Specimens 6 (0 in the core collections)
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     J-SBF
2 2     see A. Kindler = INJ 1963, 55
3 3     see A. Kindler = INJ 1963, 55
4 4     Rosenberger 4
5 5     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 8
6 6     CGT coll.