RPC I, 501


Image of specimen #117


Coin type
Volume I
Number 501
Province Gallia Belgica
Region Gaul
City Treveri
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Aulus Hirtius
Dating 51/50 BC
Obverse inscription A HIRTIΥS
Obverse design elephant, right
Reverse inscription
Reverse design priestly attributes: apex, securis, sprinkler and simpulum
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 3
Reference FITA 3, Scheers, Traité, no. 162, class I
Specimens 118 (1 in the core collections)
Note L.-P. Delestrée, 'Les premières monnaies gallo-romaines portant le nom d'A. Hirtius', RBN CLXV (2019), pp. 243-51, offers a new approach of the coinage of Hirtius, legate of Caesar, and of the series with the name of Hirtius (RPC 501 and 503a-d). Types, distribution areas and legends are questioned.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 9239 FITA, pl. IX, 25: obv.
2 2 –116     Scheers, TRAITÉ, 666
117 117     ✸ Naville Numismatics 28, 22 Jan. 2017, lot 140
118 118     Freiburg: 00280