RPC I, 533

 

Image of specimen #78

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 533
Province Gallia Narbonensis
Region Gaul
City Arausio
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Agrippa ; Augustus
Obverse inscription IMP DIVI F
Obverse design bare heads of Augustus, r., and Agrippa, l.
Reverse inscription
Reverse design prow with superstructure, r.; on the prow, 'eye'; above, medallion enclosing a ram's head?
Metal Bronze
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 17.45 g
Reference FITA 208–10, RN 1984, 77–84
Specimens 78
Note See now V. Geneviève, ‘Le monnayage colonial d’Octave à la proue et « à la tête de bélier’ (Arausio ? RPC 533). Une nouvelle proposition d’attribution : Tolosa ?’, in M. Paz García-Bellido, A. Mostalac and A. Jiménez (eds), Del Imperium de Pompeyo a la Auctoritas de Augusto. Homenaje a Michael Grant, Anejos de AEspA XL- VII (2008), pp. 191-208. With an updated inventory of finds, from archaeological excavations and private collections, Geneviève challenges the attribution of this coinage to Arausio and its area, and offers, with quite good arguments, a new hypothesis for their minting place: the city of Tolosa (Toulouse).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Coll. Laffaille
2 –26     see Giard, RN 1984, 77–8
27     formerly coll. H. Müller
28     formerly coll. H. Müller
29     formerly coll. H. Müller
30     coll. Erskine
31     Avignon: 521
32     Nimes
33     Nimes
34     Nimes
35     Carpentras
36     Carpentras
37     Carpentras
38     B: Fox
39     B: Löbb
40     Mailhac
41     L: 1901–5–3–239
42     PV = Spink Geneva, 15–16 Feb. 1977, 228
43     Fontaine des Chartreux J.-L. Desnier, Métal Pensant, 1988/1, 143
44     Poinsignon, coll. R. Heitz 4 Dec. 1985, 241
45     coll. V.M. (Avignon)
46     coll. V.M. (Avignon)
47     coll. V.M. (Avignon)
48     coll. V.M. (Avignon)
49     coll. Majurel
50     coll. Majurel
51     V: 512
52     coll. J.L. (Avignon)
53     coll. J.L. (Avignon)
54     coll. J.L. (Avignon)
55     coll. J.L. (Avignon)
56     Klag 82
57     Ponsignon and Pesce 3e VSO, 9 June 1986, 476
58     coll. H.N. (Avignon)
59     Marseille
60     Nemours
61     Gap
62     RW
63     P: 4664c
64     P: Delepierre
65     L: 1901–5–3–161
66     coll. Petit (Dijon)
67     Saint-Omer: 55
68     Peus 316/1986, 9
69     Orléans
70     Boulogne-sur-Mer
71     Cilhes (Hérault)
72     Milan
73     Venice-MAN: 3847
74     Lyon
75     Lyon
76     Lyon
77     Ponterio Sale 148 - N.Y.I.N.C., 9 Jan. 2009, lot 272
78     ✸ Elsen 125, 13 June 2015, lot 309