RPC I, 535


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 535
Province Gallia Narbonensis
Region Gaul
City Matavonium
Reign Roman Republic
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Apollo, r.
Reverse inscription MATA
Reverse design capricorn holding globe with cornucopia on back, r.; rudder below
Metal Æ
Reference Deroc, 288 and fig. 4
Specimens 7 (0 in the core collections)
Note The attribution to Forum Iulii must be abandoned in view of the new discoveries (nos. 3-7) and the coins given to the pagus Matavonicvs, which was a part of the city of Forum Iulii. Matavo (the present Cabasse) probably issued this small coinage after 27 BC, as the first Augustan prototypes date from 27 onwards. The attribution to Matavo was first proposed by G. Bérard, ‘A propos de trouvailles monétaires du Pagus Matavonicus et de Forum Voconii au Ier s. avant J.-C., communes de Cabasse et du Cannet-des-Maures’, Cahiers Numismatiques 90 (déc. 1986), pp. 206-11; and emphasized by G. Bérard, Y. Codou, J.-L. Fiches, G. B. Rogers and G. Sintès, ‘Matavo (Cabasse, Var) et le pagus Matavonicus’, RAN 26 (1993), pp. 301- 37 (esp. 306-8).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Fréjus
2 2     Fréjus
3 3     ✸ Le Luc
4 4     Cabasse
5 5     Fréjus Argentière 492
6 6     Fréjus Aiguière 504
7 7     Fréjus Aiguière 875