RPC I, 526b

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 526b
Province Gallia Narbonensis
Region Gaul
City Nemausus
Reign Augustus
Dating c. 9/8–3 BC
Obverse inscription IMP DIVI F
Obverse design inscription above and below heads of Agrippa to l. and Augustus to r. back to back; Agrippa wears a rostral crown combined with a laurel wreath; Augustus wears a laurel wreath
Reverse inscription COL NEM
Reverse design inscription to l. and r. of a palm to which a crocodile is chained; above palm, wreath with long ties
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 17.21 g
Axis 5, 6, 11, 12
Specimens 4
Note On these ‘coins’ in the form of a pig’s leg, see now P. Villemur and M. Blet-Lemarquand, “Les médailles [de Nîmes] dites pieds de sanglier”. Nouveau regard, nouvelle analyse, in: L. Bricault et al. (ed.), Rome et les provinces. Monnayage et histoire.Mélanges offerts à Michel Amandry, Numismatica Anatolica 7, Bordeaux, 2017, pp. 133-49 with an updated catalogue of all known pieces (authentic and casted) and metal analysis by FNAA of 3 of them. See also P. Villemur, M. Blet-Lemarquand, D. Baux, Les dupondii de Nîmes « à la patte de sanglier ». Nouvelles analyses métalliques et conclusion, BSFN 74/06, June 2019, pp. 181-6.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1867,0101.2246 (ex Blacas) P. Villemur, M. Blet-Lemarquand, D. Baux p. 182, no. 6
2     Nimes: 2016-0-1168 P. Villemur, M. Blet-Lemarquand, D. Baux p. 182, no. 5
3     Montpellier P. Villemur, M. Blet-Lemarquand, D. Baux p. 182, no. 7
4     Dorotheum, Zeno III, 22 mar. 1957, lot 3348 (ex Saint Florian convent) = P. Villemur, M. Blet-Lemarquand, D. Baux p. 182, no. 12