RPC I, 650


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume I
Number 650
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Segesta
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Marcus Vipsanius Dos— (duovir)
Obverse inscription M VIPS DOSS II[
Obverse design two pilei with stars
Reverse inscription
Reverse design dolphin
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Gabrici 57, 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 4, p. 438 and Pl. II.
Specimens 2 (0 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     Palermo Gabrici 57, Villemur Pl. 2, 20
2 2     ✸ RBW coll. (ex LAC 3, 2011, lot 138) = Villemur Pl. 2, 19