RPC I, 5407


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5407
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Roman Republic
Person (obv.) Julius Caesar (dictator)
Magistrate Marcus Feridius (duovir)
Obverse inscription CAESAR IMP DICT COS
Obverse design diademed head of Caesar, right
Reverse inscription IVL [GEM] M [F]E[R]IDIVS IIVIR EX D D
Reverse design Athena (?) holding Victory, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Tübingen SNG 4741