RPC I, 4878


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4878
Province Syria
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Issue Year 105
Dating AD 1/2
Obverse inscription Σ Ε
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΑΣ LΕΡ(?)
Reverse design Tyche-Astarte standing, left, on prow holding sceptre and aplustre; to left, dove
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note The date is not certain, see introduction. 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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.63187 SNG 667
2 2     B: Löbb.
3 3     Rosenberger 75 (line drawing)
4 4     ✸ CNG MBS 78, P. Villemur coll., 14 May 2008, lot 1488