RPC I, 4886


Image of specimen #6


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4886
Province Syria
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius?, right
Reverse inscription Α Σ
Reverse design Phanebal, standing facing, holding harpa and shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 78
Specimens 6 (3 in the core collections)
Note Probably to be attributed to Claudius, as he is the only emperor with a right-facing laureate head and no altar on the obv. (issue of year ϚΜΡ); a similar countermark also appears on Claudian coins.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 78
2 2     L BMC 79
3 3     L BMC 80
4 4     IMJ Sofaer 63
5 5     IMJ Sofaer 51, as Augustus?
6 6     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 52, as Augustus?