RPC I, 53A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 53A
Province Lusitania
Region Hispania
City Baesuri
Reign Uncertain
Obverse inscription M.ANT.[ ] ET/CON[
Obverse design two lines above, fish
Reverse inscription BAESVRI
Reverse design two corn ears
Metal Æ
Average weight 8.40 g
Reference Vives 104–1, CNH 400, no. 1
Specimens 3
Note It is amazing that the three known specimens are all overstruck. Found in Alcolea del Río. This coin reinforces the possibility of this issue having been struck during Augustus’ reign. The obv. legend is M AN ANT ET CONL as can be deduced from both this and the M 6365 specimens (= RPC S-53A/2). We agree with C. Castillo, 'Vestigia Antiquitatis: escritos de epigrafía y literatura romanas', (Pamplona, 1997), p. 5, n. 7, DCPH II, p. 50 and A. M. Faria, R. P. Arq. 9.2, 2006, p. 217 that a personal name could be identified in the first part of the legend. Áureo 5/3/2003, lot 1033, 4.63, has auctioned a lead piece with types of Baesuri.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ FNMT
2     Madrid: 6365 Vives 104–1 = GMI 860
3     Barcelona trade