RPC I, 4951

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4951
Province Judaea
Region Syria
City Caesarea Paneas
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Livia (Augusta) ; Tiberius (Augustus)
Issue Tiberius (?) and Livia, undated, c. 30
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤWΝ
Obverse design jugate heads of laureate Tiberius (?) and Livia, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΤΕΤΡΑΡΧΟΥ
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing circular object
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 9.59 g
Axis 12
Reference Meshorer 6
Specimens 10
Note The object in the templewas previously interpreted as Φ =year 9, but see Meshorer, pp. 44-5. Itlooks like a shield. Meshorer observes that, as Livia is called Sebaste, thedate of the coin must be after AD 14; he also points out that ΕΠΙ is notused on Philip's coinage until year 30 = AD 26/7, so the coin shouldperhaps date no earlier than that year. Livia appears on the coinage ofyear 34 = AD 30/1 (RPC I, 4949), and this coin should perhaps date to the sametime. In view of the date, the male portrait should probably be interpreted as that of Tiberius. // Corr.: full reading of obv. legend.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1947,0606.1273
2     Meshorer 6a
3     Meshorer 6b
4     Heritage Signature Sale 3003, 8 Mar. 2012, lot 20129 = Heritage Signature Sale 3018, 5 Sept. 2012, lot 20069
5     Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale 3018, 5 Sept. 2012, lot 20070
6     Heritage CICF Signature Sale 3032, 10 Apr. 2014, lot 23423
7     Heritage CICF Signature Sale 3032, 10 Apr. 2014, lot 23424
8     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 128
9     IMJ Sofaer 129
10     CNG EA 486, 24 Feb. 2021, lot 354