RPC I, 5406


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5406
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Uncertain
Issue No portrait (Greek legend)
Obverse inscription ΧΑΛΚΟΥΣ
Obverse design
Reverse inscription ΕΤ ϚΚ
Reverse design anchor
Metal Æ
Average diameter 14 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC Agrippa II, 62
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note Hill in BMC pointed out that the attribution to Agrippa II and even Judaea was not certain. ΧΑΛΚΟΥΣ occurs on the Neronian coinage of Antioch (4302), and Howgego proposed a re-attribution there (GIC 58, n. 32; the suggestion that the date might have been ϚΚ[P] is, however, wrong). This seems plausible, and the obvious occasion is in the reign of Augustus, where the same date formula occurs (year 26 = 6/5 BC).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 62
2     G Hunter 224, no. 9
3     Auctiones 24, 1994, lot 348 = Kölner Münzkabinett 32, 1982, lot 198
4     ✸ CGT coll. = Naumann 48, 20 Nov. 2016, lot 342