RPC I, 5407

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5407
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) G. Julius Caesar (dictator)
Magistrate M. Feridius (duovir)
Obverse inscription CAESAR IMP DICT COS
Obverse design diademed head of Caesar, r.
Reverse inscription IVL [GEM] M [F]E[R]IDIVS IIVIR EX D D
Reverse design Athena (?) holding Victory, l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 25 mm
Average weight 13.82 g
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The reading of the rev. legend is not certain. But if it is accepted, this coin might provide the missing link with the coins signed by the proconsul M. Rutilus (3517) as a duovir with the name Feridius figures on both series. This would prove that the foundation of the Colonia Iulia Gemina indeed occurred in the Triumviral period, as stated by Grant, FITA 238.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Tübingen SNG 4741