RPC I, 4877

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4877
Province Syria
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Issue Year 101
Dating 4/3 BC
Obverse inscription Σ Ε
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΣ LΑΡ
Reverse design Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow holding sceptre and aplustre; to l., dove
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 9.97 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 72
Specimens 8 (6 in the core collections)
Note The obv. letters are not normally visible, but are clear on specimens 6–7. A specimen in the PV coll. seems to have the date L ΒΛ􏰢􏱄[ in the r. field. Same obv. die as 4877 (year 101) and 4878 (year 105?); year [1]32 (e.g.) seems impossible. A puzzle.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L BMC 72
2     L BMC 73
3     L BMC 74
4     O AMC 1497
5     P: 78
6     B: 60/1923
7     Rosenberger 74
8     Beirut-AUB Baramki 46