RPC I, 5108


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5108
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Caligula
Person (obv.) Caligula (Augustus)
Issue Coins doubtfully attributed to Caligula
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Caligula (?), right
Reverse inscription Ε
Reverse design crescent
Metal copper-based alloy
Reference Savio, no. 3
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Note The coin illustrated by Dattari (RIN 1902, pp. 443-4) looks like another specimen, as far as can be judged from the illustration. However, Savio (no. 4) regards it as a variety of the radiate head/crescent coins, probablywrongly in view of the illustration and Dattari's comments, which implythat the head was not radiate. Cf. coins of Nero, year 5. See A. Burnett, 'The Alexandrian coinage of Caligula', in D. Gerin, A. Geissen, and M. Amandry (eds), Aegyptiaca serta in Soheir Bakhoum memoriam. Mélanges de numismatique, d’iconographie et d’histoire, Collezioni Numismatiche 7 (Milan, 2008), pp. 45-7.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Cop SNG 56
2 2     ✸ L: 1925,0117.3 BMC 2642