RPC I, 5173A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5173A
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Claudius
Person (obv.) Claudius (Augustus)
Issue LΗ = year 8
Dating AD 47/8
Obverse inscription ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ [ ΣΕ]Β
Obverse design laureate head of Claudius, right
Reverse inscription
Reverse design signs of the zodiac in outer circles enclosing inner circles containing uncertain objects.
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. Authenticity dubious. There are no coins known for Claudius from year 8, and the appearance of the zodiac is much earlier than one might expect. The details of the reverse design are not clear.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 2001,1201.7833