RPC I, 5444


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5444
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Briula
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Tiberius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Obverse design laureate head of Tiberius, right
Reverse inscription ΒΡΙΟΥΛΕΙΤΩΝ, ΝΟ-ΜΗ
Reverse design Cybele standing, facing, with lion on either side; in exergue, wreath
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Reference FITA 364
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "Grant's ticket suggests an attribution to Erythrae under Tiberius; Heichelheim suggested, in SNG, an attribution to Lebedus. The use of the accusative for the obv. suggests Lydia (e.g., Hypaepa), but the attribution is quite uncertain. Cybele occurs at Attuda and Docimeum; for another uncertain Cybele, see 5435 above." This coin can now be identified as a coin of Briula. Both specimens are probably from the same dies. 2679 may perhaps be a half denomination.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Plankenhorn coll. = Naumann 52, 2 Apr. 2017, lot 971
2 2     C: 290-1948 (Grant) FITA, pl. XI.66 (rev.) = SNG 4500 = RPC I, 5444/1