RPC I, 5480


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume I
Number 5480
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Aeolis
City Elaea
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Gaius (Caesar) ; Lucius (Caesar)
Magistrate Troilos, son of Papias
Obverse inscription ΓΑΙΟΝ [ ] ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟΝ [ ]
Obverse design bare heads of Gaius and Lucius (?), facing each other
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΤΡΩΙΛΟΥ ΠΑΠΙΟΥ
Reverse design basket with poppy and two ears of corn
Metal Æ
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 5 (0 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "An attribution to Elaea seems plausible, in view of the reverse type. - Specimen 2 does not help deciphering the legends, though the reverse one might now be completed in ΕΠΙ ΤΡΩΙΛΟΥ ΑΓΡΙΟΥ, but this is not certain. However the reading ΕΠΙ ΤΡΩΙΛΟΥ ΝΕΟΥ (Leschhorn, Lexikon) must be excluded". Specimens 4 and 5 offer the definite reading of the reverse.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Plankenhorn coll.
2 2     Naumann 51, 5 Mar. 2017, lot 292
3 3     LAC stock
4 4     CGT coll. = Savoca 87 Blue, 17 Oct. 2020, lot 916
5 5     ✸ CGT coll.