RPC I, 5474


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5474
Province Achaea
Region Euboea
City Uncertain mint of Euboea
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Person (rev.) Tiberius (Caesar)
Obverse inscription ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ
Reverse design bare head of Tiberius, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 9.89 g
Axis 6
Specimens 4
Note M. Spoerri, ‘Une émission au nom d'Auguste et de Tibère attribuable à Chalcis’, SM 205 (2002), pp. 3-4, publishes 5474/3, a specimen found in 1967 at Eretria in the course of the excavations conducted there by the Swiss archaeological school. She is right to relate this coin to the two specimens in the BCD coll. published as RPC S-5474 (one of which comes from Thessaly). The Eretrian specimen shows a monogram, XA, on the obverse, in front of Augustus’ head. Because of the provenances and the monogram, M. Spoerri interprets the monogram as the abbreviation of Chalcis. But she rightly stresses the difficulties of inserting this coin into the provincial coinage of Chalcis.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     BCD
2     BCD
3     ✸ Eretria: N 99
4     Naumann 64, 1 Apr. 2018, lot 253