RPC I, 4887

 

Image of specimen #18

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4887
Province Syria
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Issue Year 156
Dating AD 52/3
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, l; to l., altar
Reverse inscription ΑΣΚΑΛΩ, ϚΝΡ Β (to r.)
Reverse design Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow holding sceptre and aplustre; to l., altar; to r., dove
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 12.47 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 84
Specimens 18
Note There is no ΒΡ on (at least) coins 2 and 8. According to M. Robinson, "the date seems to be written either as ϚNP, ϚNP/B, or ϚN/BP. The latter two presumably indicate year 156 second half. No coin appears to have two P's as implied in the description".
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 85
2     L BMC 84
3     L BMC 86
4     L BMC 87
5     NY: 1947.97.513 SNG 673
6     NY: 1944.100.63193 SNG 674
7     P: 80
8     P: 87
9     B
10     B
11     Mu: 7
12     Rosenberger, no. 98
13     Rosenberger, III, 75, no. 18
14     Beirut-AUB Baramki 54
15     Beirut-AUB Baramki 55
16     IMJ Sofaer 65
17     IMJ Sofaer 66
18     ✸ Peus 378, 28 Apr. 2004, lot 1150