RPC I, 512

 

Image of specimen #44

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 512
Province Gallia Lugdunensis
Region Gaul
City Lugdunum
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Mark Antony (without title)
Dating December 43 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bust of Nike/Fulvia, r.
Reverse inscription LVGV; DVNI; A XL
Reverse design lion walking, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 12 mm
Average weight 1.69 g
Axis 5
Reference Giard 2, RRC 489/5
External URI(s) http://numismatics.org/crro/id/rrc-489.5
Specimens 44
Note D. Woods, Fulvia and the Lion, RBN CLXV (2019), pp. 252-7, argues that the depiction of a lion on the reverse of RPC 512-3 symbolises Gallia Comata where the mane (coma) of the lion plays upon the description of the region as comata 'long-haired'.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 4648
2 –42     Giard 70, 1–9 and 11–42
43     Peus 419, 27 Apr. 2017, lot 430
44     ✸ CNG Triton XVI Sessions 3 & 4, 9 Jan. 2013, lot 931