RPC I, 4980



Coin type
Volume I
Number 4980
Province Judaea
Region Syria
City Gaba
Reign Agrippa I
Person (obv.) Agrippa I (king)
Obverse inscription ΓΑ ΒΑΣ
Obverse design in wreath
Reverse inscription
Reverse design temple with four columns
Metal copper-based alloy
Specimens 0 (0 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "The rev. appears to depict the same building at Paneas, as on coins of Philip. This unique small bronze appears to be a coin of Agrippa, minted at Paneas in the reign of Caligula. Its attribution to Paneas is based on the temple rev. (RPC I, 4939, etc.). S. Qedar has suggested to us that the obv. legend refers to the (Emperor) Ga(ius) and King (Agrippa); this is not entirely convincing, but it is hard to see an alternative. One might also have expected a date on a coin of Agrippa. The denomination does occur on Paneas coins of the end of Philip's reign (e.g., RPC I, 4953). Meshorer, Addendum publishes a specimen on which he reads LB." D. B. Hendin and R. Bachar, ‘A So-Called Agrippa I Coin Reattributed to Gaba’, INR 11 (2016), pp. 119-26. plausibly reattribute the coin from Caesarea Paneas to Gaba, perhaps in the late first century AD. See now RPC II,  2240A = https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/85970.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

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