RPC I, 5276A

 

Image of specimen #4

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5276A
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue LΙ = year 10
Dating AD 63/4
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ, LΙ
Reverse design bust of Sarapis, r. wearing kalathos
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Specimens 4 (0 in the core collections)
Note Christiansen regarded them as dubious, possibly bronze forgeries of the tetradrachms of the same year with the same reverse type, but the obverse is right for bronze coins. 1 looks like a bronze coin, so they must represent a new bronze denomination for year 10.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Pincock coll. = Monnaies Antiques, Geneva, 16 Nov. 1998, lot 585
2 2     Dresden see E. Christiansen, The Roman Coins of Alexandria (1988), p. 82
3 3     Stockholm see E. Christiansen, The Roman Coins of Alexandria (1988), p. 82
4 4     ✸ OTH coll. (ex Naville 45, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 201)