RPC I, 4884


Image of specimen #7


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4884
Province Syria
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Caligula
Person (obv.) Caligula (Augustus)
Obverse inscription Σ Ε
Obverse design laureate head of Caligula, l.
Reverse inscription Α Σ
Reverse design Phanebal, standing facing, holding harpa and shield
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 6.48 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 75
Specimens 8 (4 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–6: same obv. die.
Note Attributed to Augustus by BMC because the E of the obv. legend was misread (on its side) as L ΙΡ. The portraits of Augustus and Tiberius are usually bare-headed, and the left-facing head also suggests a later date. Probably Caligula?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 77
2     L BMC 75
3     L BMC 76
4     NY: 1944.100.63188 SNG 668
5     Rosenberger 80 (line drawing)
6     Beirut-AUB Baramki 53
7     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 62
8     Freiburg: 12553