RPC I, 5405

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5405
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate L. Ant. (aedile)
Issue No portrait (Latin legends)
Obverse inscription C.I.P[ ]
Obverse design female head, r.
Reverse inscription [ ] L.ANT.AED
Reverse design star of eight rays
Metal Æ
Average diameter 13 mm
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies.
Note The provenance of this unique coin is unknown. The size and the signature of aediles may point towards Parium (2253–9); but the regular ethnic of Parium is CGIP, not GIP[ , which might indicate an African mint like Colonia Iulia Pia Paterna (p. 194), where quattuorviri signed an emission under Augustus (760). Coin 2, same dies as 5405/1, but better preserved. The obverse legend seems indeed to read C.I.P.P, the last P being smaller, which points to Paterna (or Parium?). The reverse legend can now be read as VICI.ANT.AED. The letter after VIC was read as L in RPC I, but I seems preferable.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 2008/469 JSW coll.
2     ✸ CNG stock 2010, ex Righetti coll.