RPC I, 5452


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5452
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Panormus
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Drusus Caesar
Person (rev.) Germanicus
Obverse inscription DRV
Obverse design bare head of Drusus, right
Reverse inscription GER
Reverse design bare head of Germanicus, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 15 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note This coin is classified at B among the coins ofParium, but it is alien to the series usually attributed to that mint. Somespecimens have recently been reported from the excavations at Monte Iatoin Sicily, thereby suggesting an attribution to Panormus (information fromS. Frey-Kuper). See now S. Frey-Kupper, ‘Germanicus und Drusus auf einer Münze von Panormos’, Schweizer Münzblätter 164 (1991), pp. 90-95, for the definite attribution of this type to Panormus, Sicily and its dating to AD 14-19. She interprets the coins as a half denomination corresponding to RPC 642-3, which can therefore be safely identified as Tiberius and Livia. For a metal analysis, see on Panormus, 639ff. See also Martini, Sicilia nos. 395-96, who also attributed specimens to Panormus.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18243354, 723/1920
2 2     Bertolami Fine Arts EA 83, 6-8 June 2020, lot 933
3 3     Hirsch 264, 25 Nov. 2009, lot 491