RPC I, 56A

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 56A
Province Baetica
Region Hispania
City Irippo
Reign Augustus
Issue Hybrid or Irippo
Obverse inscription [ ]RIPP[ ]
Obverse design female head, r.
Reverse inscription
Reverse design female figure seated l., holding cornucopia and pine cone
Metal Æ
Average weight 4.14 g
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note M. Blanco and J. A. Sáez, GN 138, 2000, have proposed that this is a hybrid coin with an Orippo obv., and an Irippo rev., in view of the similarity of the style of the female head whith that used in the latest Orippo issues. However, we prefer to think that the legend should be restored as [I] RIPP[O] and that what is unusual is the female head, probably copied from a coin minted by Orippo (CNH, 394, no. 4-7) on which the legend is always on the rev
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     M. Blanco and J. A. Sáez, GN 138, 2000, pp. 33–40
2     Forum OMNI 25 Jan. 2009 [7/2012]
3     ✸ Herrero 29 Nov. 2016, lot 75