RPC I, 501

 

Image of specimen #117

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 501
Province Gallia Belgica
Region Gaul
City Treveri
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate A Hirtius (without title)
Dating 51–50 BC
Obverse inscription A HIRTIVS
Obverse design elephant, r.
Reverse inscription
Reverse design priestly attributes: apex, securis, sprinkler and simpulum
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Average weight 3.33 g
Axis 3
Reference FITA 3, Scheers, Traité, no. 162, class I
Specimens 118
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 Museum Bibliography
1     P: 9239 FITA, pl. IX, 25: obv.
2 –116     Scheers, TRAITÉ, 666
117     ✸ Naville Numismatics 28, 22 Jan. 2017, lot 140
118     Freiburg: 00280