RPC I, 5461


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5461
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Nero
Person (obv.) Nero (Augustus)
Obverse inscription [ ] ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ[ ]
Obverse design laureate head, right
Reverse inscription ΕΒ[ ]ΗΣ
Reverse design wingless Nike standing, left with wreath and palm
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 12
Reference MG 450, no. 59
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The legend was read EBW[Δ]ΗΣ by lmhoof-Blumer (cf. Mi S8.387.61 = BMC, p. xxxii). Y. Meshorer (SM 106 (1977), pp. 33-6), however, rejected the attribution, on general grounds (the city was in the possession of the Nabataeans) and in view of the absence of any finds from the excavations at Ardat/Eboda. He suggested the reading ΓΑΒΗ-ΝW(N) and a re-attribution to Gaba, but, even if we were to accept that the first letter was Γ rather than E, the rest of Meshorer's proposed reading is difficult. lmhoof-Blumer's reading is preferred, though the omega does not seem clear. The coin was minted between 63 and 68 on the basis of the portrait.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: I-B BMC Arabia, pl. XLIX.17