RPC I, 5401


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5401
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Uncertain
Issue No portrait (Latin legends)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design female head, right
Reverse inscription C.COSC.CAR
Reverse design unclear type (rose?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 14 mm
Reference FITA 243
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)
Note The legend was read C. Car., C. Cos. by Grant, but the punctuation is clear. Grant attributed the coin to Rhodes (and as evidence for a transient and otherwise unknown colony there) because of the rev. type which does look like a rose, but the attribution does not seem very likely. The coin is closely linked, by style and name, with 5402, which Grant attributed to Cyrenaica.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P
2 2     ✸ P
3 3     G Hunter III, p. 736, no. 45, pl. cii, 24