RPC I, 4982

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4982
Province Syria
Region Samaria
City Caesarea Maritima
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Agrippa I (king) ; Claudius (Augustus) ; Herod (king)
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑΣ ΣΕΒ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΒΑΣ ΗΡΩ[ΔΗΣ]
Obverse design Kings Agrippa and Herod crown the emperor Claudius, who stands wearing a toga capite velatio
Reverse inscription ΟΡΚΙΑ ΒΑΣ ΜΕ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ ΠΡ ΣΕΒ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ[Α Κ ΣΥ]ΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ Κ ΔΗΜ(Ο) ΡΩΜ ΦΙΛΙ Κ ΣΥ(Ν)ΜΑΧ(Ι) ΑΥΤ(ΟΥ)
Reverse design wreath enclosing clasped hands
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Meshorer 5, Burnett 8
Specimens 18 (0 in the core collections)
Note For a related issue of KingHerod of Chalcis, see RPC I, 4777. No date is visible on any of the extantspecimens, but it seems likely that LZ or LH (or both) will appear if aclear obv. exergue turns up. A very well-preserved specimen was in the Spaer coll., which seems to have the expected date LH in the exergue of the obverse (R. Deutsch, Archaeological Center Auction 40 part 1, 4 April 2007, lot 60, 13.00). However the reading of the date is not absolutely certain. The same coin confirms the end of the obv. inscription ( ]ΗΡΩΔΗΣ). The reverse inscription is also reasonably clear: one can read (outer ring) [ AΓΡΙ] ΠΠA ΠR ΣΕΒ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΣΥΝΚΛΗΤ[ΟΝ ] and (inner ring) [ ]M ΡΩΜ ΦΙΛ ΚΑ ΣΥΜΑΧΙΑ[ . See A. J. M. Kropp, Crowning the Emperor. An unorthodox image of Claudius, Agrippa I and Herod of Chalkis, Syria 90 (2013), pp. 377-89.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     J-BoI
2 2     Burnett 8
3 3     Burnett 8
4 4     Burnett 8
5 5     Burnett 8
6 6     Burnett 8
7 7     Burnett 8
8 8     ✸ CNG Triton XXII, 8 Jan. 2019, lot 730
9 9     Roma Numismatics XVI, 26 Sept. 2018, lot 435
10 10     Goldberg 104, 12 June 2018, lot 3103 = Markov The New York Sale XLII, 9 Jan. 2018, lot 267
11 11     CNG 103, 14 Sept. 2016, lot 592 = CNG 96 (14 May 2014), lot 670
12 12     CNG 100, 7 Oct. 2015, lot 1759
14 14     CNG 117, 19 May 2021, lot 429
15 15     Künker 334, J. Samel coll., 17 Mar. 2020, lot 2139
16 16     CNG 118, 13 Sept. 2021, lot 761 = Fontanille 106, Apr. 2018, lot 6
17 17     Roma Numismatics XXII, 7 Oct. 2021, lot 524
18 18     CNG 120, 11 May 2022, lot 667 = CNG 114, 13 May 2020, lot 528.
19 19     Kadman NM (on exhibition) GIC 118.1