RPC I, 4975


Image of specimen #6


Coin type
Volume I
Number 4975
Province Judaea
Region Syria
City Caesarea Paneas
Reign Agrippa I
Issue Year 2
Dating AD 37/8
Obverse inscription ]ΝΑ(?) ΣΕΒΑΣΤ[
Obverse design draped female bust, right
Reverse inscription ]ΓΑΙΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ[ , [L]Β (in field)
Reverse design hand holding three ears of corn
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 14 mm
Axis 12
Reference Burnett 3
Specimens 6 (1 in the core collections)
Note The identity of the portrait is uncertain. Meshorer, Addendum reads the obverse of a new specimen as ]ΚΥΠΡΟC[, and so identifies the portait as that of Agrippa’s wife. The obverse is probably to be read as ΚΥΠΡΟ ΒΑCΙ[ΛΙCCΑ]. The reverse can be distinguished from the similar coins of Philip; for Philip the reverse legend reads outwardly, whereas for Agrippa it reads inwardly. For a specimen from the excavations at Gamala (Golan Heights), see INJ 12 (1992-93), p. 48 no. 34.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P Seyrig
2 2     J. Maltiel-Gerstenfeld, New Catalogue of Ancient Jewish Coins, no. 163
3 3     Meshorer, Addendum
4 4     Gamala find = INJ 12 (1992–93), p. 48 no. 34
5 5     IMJ Sofaer 149
6 6     ✸ Hendin coll.