RPC I, 5318B


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5318B
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Issue LΙΔ = year 14
Dating AD 67/8
Obverse inscription ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Nero, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΔ
Reverse design Sarapis seated, left, with sceptre; Cerberus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Specimens 4 (0 in the core collections)
Note Formerly 5286. DS 280 shows that the date is clearly year 14, not 11 (see R. Pincock, ‘Nero’s large bronze coinage for Egypt’, NC 1995, pp. 266-71 (5 specimens listed: he thought his I-5, from the Kovacs collection, might be the Dattari specimen. As DS had not been published, he was not able to check the images, then, and he did not illustrate the Kovacs coin ). See also 5285.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Dattari 280
2 2     A Dem 725
3 3     Schulman, 6 June 1969 (Mabbott), lot 3287 ('year 11'). Pincock, p. 268, no. I-4
4 4     A Dem. 724