RPC I, 4977

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4977
Province Judaea
Region Syria
City Caesarea Paneas
Reign Caligula
Person (obv.) Milonia Caesonia
Person (rev.) Julia Drusilla
Issue Year 5
Dating AD 40/1
Obverse inscription [ΚΑΙΣ]ΩΝΙΑ ΓΥΝΗ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Obverse design draped bust of Caesonia, l.
Reverse inscription ΔΡΟΥΣΙΛΛΑ ΘΥΓΑΤΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ, LΕ (to left)
Reverse design Drusilla, standing, holding Nike and branch
Metal Æ
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 5.99 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference Meshorer 3 corr., Burnett 6
Specimens 15
Note For further specimens from the excavations at Gamala (Golan Heights), see INJ 12 (1992-93), p. 48 nos. 35-36. The reading of RPC and the identification as Caesonia are rejected by N. Kokkinos, Antonia Augusta: Portrait of a Great Roman Lady (London, 2002), pp. 101-3, 265-7. He prefers Antonia.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1898,0103.1
2     Mu Trillmich, Familenpropaganda der Kaiser Caligula und Claudius, pp. 173–5 and Taf. 16.24
3     Kindler, Ha'aretez Museum Yearbook 1983–4, p. 70
4     Kindler, Ha'aretez Museum Yearbook 1983–4, p. 70
5     Kindler, Ha'aretez Museum Yearbook 1983–4, p. 70
6     Meshorer 3
7     Meshorer 3a
8     J. Maltiel-Gerstenfeld, 260 Years of Ancient Jewish Coins, no. 127
9     Goldberg 104, 12 June 2018, lot 3106
10     CNG EA 413, 31 Jan. 2018, lot 308
11     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 150
12     Galst coll. = CNG 118, 13 Sept. 2021, lot 759
13     CNG MBS 81, 20 May 2009, lot 849
14     CNG 120, 11 May 2022, lot 668
15     D. Kimel coll.