RPC I, 4954


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4954
Province Judaea
Region Judaea
City Jerusalem
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Issue Year 36
Dating AD 6
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡΟϹ
Obverse design ear of barley
Reverse inscription L ΛϚ
Reverse design palm tree
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 1.63 g
Axis 12
Reference Meshorer 1
Specimens 7 (1 in the core collections)
Note Date should be AD 6, not 6 BC. N. Kokkinos, ‘The prefects of Judaea 6-48 CE and coins from the Misty period 6-36 CE’, in D. M. Jacobson and N. Kokkinos (eds), Judaea and Rome in Coins (London, 2012), pp. 85-122, at 90-93, has discussed several candidates of coins of Augustus that might be dated to the year ΛΓ (33). If correctly read, the coins open up the question of the era used on the procuratorial coins.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L
2     ✸ J. Clark coll.
3     Gorny & Mosch EA 267, 17 Oct. 2019, lot 3464
4     IMJ Sofaer 1
5     IMJ Sofaer 2
6     Leeds-UL: 4
7     Freiburg: 011