RPC I, 5422


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5422
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate Charidamos (priest) ; Uncertain
Obverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΤΟ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟΝ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, right
Reverse inscription ΧΑΡΙΔΑΜΟΥ ΙΕΡΕΟΣ ΑΥΤΟ[ ]ΑΛ(??)ΑΕΟΣ
Reverse design bearded head, right (Zeus?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 12
Reference FITA 377
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Grant, FITA, attributed this extraordinary coin to the province of Asia, an attribution supported by reference to a priest, while Howgego suggested Bithynia (GIC 649), an attribution supported by the unusual large size of the coin, though it is rather thin. The countermark otherwise occurs probably in Europe (BNC, pl. 31, no. 742). The attribution, however, remains uncertain, though the coin would be unusual wherever it comes from. Grant's reading of the end of the rev. legend, ΑΥΤΟΜ ΓΡΑΜ(Μ)ΑΤΕΟΣ (the last word in ligature), is by no means sure.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 27318