RPC I, 5419

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 5419
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription AVGVST TR PO[T]
Obverse design bare head, l.
Reverse inscription
Reverse design diademed head, l. (uncertain letters before?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Average weight 7.14 g
Axis 12
Specimens 7 (2 in the core collections)
Note The rev. legend (?) is clearer on 2. Presumably from Syria: as well as provenance, compare the obv. with the coinage of Antioch (e.g., 4248). Both coins schown by Barag are from the same dies as the Glasgow piece (5419/2); 2-3 clearly have the aramaic legend shin nun taf (i.e. year) III followed by another character which might be aten, but might be something else. Probably not Nabatean (fabric, inscription). Cf. parallel of Zenodorus at Chalcis.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1972/1341-4
2     G Hunter 738, no. 62, pl. CII.28 = SNG 4983
3     Shown by Barag, 22 June 1991
4     Shown by Barag
5     CNG EA 400, 28 June 2017, lot 542
6     CNG 91, 19 Sept. 2012, lot 661
7     ✸ Roma Numismatics XXII, 8 Oct. 2021, lot 527