RPC I, 4985

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 4985
Province Syria
Region Samaria
City Caesarea Maritima
Reign Agrippa I
Person (obv.) Agrippa I (king)
Issue Year 7
Dating AD 42/3
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑΣ ΦΙΛΟΚΑΙ
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Agrippa, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙΑ Η ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ ΛΙΜΕΝΙ, LΖ (in field)
Reverse design Tyche standing, l. with rudder and cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 12
Reference Meshorer 6
Specimens 7 (2 in the core collections)
Note D. Barag, ‘The legal and administrative status of the port of Sebastos during the early Roman period’, in A. Raban and K.G. Holum, Caesarea Maritima. A retrospective after two millennia (Leiden, 1996), pp. 609-14, distinguishes, for Agrippa, Claudius and Nero, between coins referring to the city of Caesarea and those referring to its port, Sebastos. He regards them as two distinct legal entities, even though he cites no parallel for this arrangement (see also 4847-8, 4862-5).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.62861 SNG 274
2 2     Meshorer 6
3 3     Meshorer 6
4 4     P: 2015/18
5 5     ✸ CNG 102, 18 May 2016, lot 757
6 6     IMJ Sofaer 165
7 7     IMJ Sofaer 166