RPC I, 520

 

Image of specimen #32

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 520
Province Gallia Narbonensis
Region Gaul
City Nemausus
Reign Roman Republic
Dating c. 40 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design helmeted and draped bust, r.; behind, S
Reverse inscription NEM COL
Reverse design Hygieia/Valetudo/Salus standing, l., left arm on a column, holding patera over two serpents
Metal Æ
Average diameter 16 mm
Average weight 2.14 g
Axis 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12
Reference Giard 59–60, no. 7
Specimens 38
Note For a new interpretation of the reverse types of 520 et 511, see M. Feugère, ‘Les bronzes de Nîmes BN 2725 et 2735 et le sanctuaire guérisseur de Nemausus’, in Histoire, Espaces et Marges de l’Antiquité, I. Hommages à Monique Clavel-Lévêque (Besançon, 2003), pp. 227-231. Feugère interprets the type of 521 as a cupping glass and the palms as the symbol of Apollo. The female figure on 520 is Hygeia. Both types are related to the sanctuary of the fountain of Nîmes whose healing waters were renowned.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 2735
2     P: 2729
3     P: 2730
4     P: 2731
5     P: 2732
6     P: 2733
7     P: 2734
8     P: 2736
9     P: 2737
10     P: 2738
11     P: 2739
12     P: Y 23627
13     L: 1925
14     L: 1926
15     L: 1927
16     L: 1928
17     L: 1929
18     L: 1930
19     L: 1931
20     L: 1932
21     L: 1933
22     L: 1934
23     Cop: 692
24     Cop: 693
25     Mu SNG 431
26     Mu SNG 432
27     V: 483
28     V: 484
29     Grün 75, 13 Nov. 2018, lot 254
30     Marti Hervera and Soler & Llach 1077, 2 July 2013, lot 2002
31     B: 18215420, Fox
32     ✸ B: 18215414, Alter Bestand
33     B: 18215415, 1847/7813
34     B: 18215416, Rauch
35     B: 18215421, Löbb.
36     B: 18215422, B-I
37     NY: 1944.100.93326
38     NY: 1944.100.93327