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
Average weight 1.91 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC Agrippa II, 62
Specimens 4
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