RPC I, 511

 

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Coin type
Volume I
Number 511
Province Gallia Lugdunensis
Region Gaul
City Lugdunum
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate L Munatius Plancus (without title)
Dating end of 43 BC
Obverse inscription COPIA FELIX
Obverse design turret head of the city goddess with cornucopia
Reverse inscription MVNATIA
Reverse design a galloping bull, l., checked by Hercules; in the field, r., a club
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 15 mm
Average weight 2.48 g
Axis 2
Reference FITA 206–7, Giard 1
Specimens 4
Note For a new interpretation of the reverse of this coin, see A. Desbat (ed), Lugdunum naissance d’une capitale (2005), pp. 47-9: Hercules fights against Acheloos, the river-god who changed himself into a furious bull. Hercules offered to the goddess Copia one of its horns, hence the name cornucopia.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: F 9914 FITA, pl. VII, 24
2     Coll. P. C. Vian
3     Pommiers
4     Lyon, ‘Kybele’s Sanctuary’, 2002, 1.95 = A. Audra, ‘Trouvaille d’une monnaie de L. Munatius Plancus sur le site dit du ‘sanctuaire de Cybèle’ à Lyon (5e)’, BSFN 61, 10, Dec. 2006, pp. 265–6