RPC I, 4862

 

Image of specimen #66

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4862
Province Syria
Region Samaria
City Caesarea Maritima
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Dating 68
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, r.; in front, star
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙΑ Η ΠΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΛΙΜΕΝΙ, L ΙΔ (in field)
Reverse design figure, standing l., holding human bust and standard
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 10.01 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference BMC 5
Specimens 95
Note The legend(s) are sometimes retrograde; both letter forms Ϲ and W and Σ and Ω are used. Countermarks: XF (GIC 727); head, r. (GIC 115); ΚΑΙ (GIC 543) and ΚΟΒ (= 2 quadrantes; GIC 548). The cmk. LVS (GIC 597), not otherwise recorded for 4862, is discussed by D. Barag and S. Qedar, ‘A Countermark of the Legio Quinta Scytica from the Jewish War’, INJ 13 (1994-99), pp. 66-9. They discuss further the name of the legion (Scythica rather than Macedonica).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 5
2 –24     L BMC 6–28
25     P
26     P
27     P
28     P
29     P
30     P
31     P
32     P
33     P
34     B
35     B
36     B
37     B
38     B
39     B
40     B
41     B
42     B
43     V
44     V
45     Mu
46     Mu
47     NY: 1944.100.68919 SNG 753
48     NY: 1944.100.68920 SNG 754
49     NY: 1944.100.68921 SNG 755
50     NY: 1953.171.1605 SNG 755
51 –60     Rosenberger 2–11
61 –65     Beirut-AUB Baramki 2–6
66     ✸ J. Clark coll. = Gemini X, 13 Jan. 2013, lot 789
67     IMJ Sofaer 7
68     IMJ Sofaer 8
69     IMJ Sofaer 9
70     IMJ Sofaer 10
71     IMJ Sofaer 11
72     IMJ Sofaer 12
73     IMJ Sofaer 13
74     IMJ Sofaer 14
75     IMJ Sofaer 15
76     Freiburg: 12519
77     J-SBF Kanitz, pl. 1
78     J-SBF Kanitz, pl. 2
79     J-SBF Kanitz, pl. 3 (only obv.)
80     Kadman Kanitz, pl. 4 (obv. only) = Kadman CNP, p. 100 no.12 and p. 189, no 4. 'Excavated at Sheikh-Bader, Jerusalem'.
81     Private collection Better, Haifa = Kanitz, pl. 5
82     Kanitz coll. = Kanitz, pl. 7. Found at Givat Ra, Jerusalem.
83     Kanitz coll. = Kanitz, pl. 8. Found 'in the dunes of Caesarea'.
84     Rosenberger = Kanitz, pl. 6
85     VCoins Charachmoba Gym
86     CNG EA 440, 20 Mar. 2019, lot 319
87     CNG EA 285, 22 Aug. 2012, lot 139
88     CNG EA 362, 28 Oct. 2015, lot 322
89     CGT Coll.
90     CGT Coll.
91     CGT Coll.
92     CGT Coll.
93     CGT Coll.
94     CGT Coll.
95     CGT Coll.