RPC I, 649

 

Image of specimen #9

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 649
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Segesta
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Gaius Iulius Longus (duovir)
Obverse inscription C IVLIVS C F LONGVS IIVIR
Obverse design two pilei with stars
Reverse inscription EX D D
Reverse design dolphin, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6
Reference Holm 756, Gabrici 53–5, FITA 190, P. Villemur, De quelques émissions coloniales romaines en Sicile: retour à Tyndaris, in FIDES. Contributions...in Honor of Richard B. Witschonke (New York, 2015), Emission 2, pp. 437–8 and Pl. I.
Specimens 9 (2 in the core collections)
Note The attribution to Segesta is doubted by A. Cutroni Tusa because of the lack of evidence for the cult of the Dioscuri at Segesta (well known at Tyndaris): see her ‘La documentazione numismatica’ in L’impiego dei termini Apoikia e Katoikia nell’ambito della Sicilia romana in Kokalos XLI (1995), pp. 365-6; an attribution to Tyndaris is vindicated with good arguments by P. Villemur, loc.cit.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B FITA, pl. VI.3 = ZFN 1876, 32, no. 22
2 2     C: 83/1948 ex Grant
3 3     Palermo = Gabrici 53
4 4     Palermo = Gabrici 54
5 5     Palermo = Gabrici 55
6 6     Palermo = Gabrici 56
7 7     CNG EA 364, RBW coll., 2 Dec. 2015, lot 261 (ex Berk BBS 157, 17 Dec. 2007, lot 337; Gemini X, 13 Jan. 2013, lot 396)
8 8     Winterthur GrMW 1054
9 9     ✸ Twiehaus coll. (ex Peus 401, 2010, lot 206)