RPC I, 653

 

Image of specimen #21

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 653
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Entella
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Atratinus (moneyer)
Dating 36 BC
Obverse inscription ΑΤΡΑΤΙΝΟΥ
Obverse design radiate head of Helios, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΝΤΕΛΛΙΝⲰΝ
Reverse design Tyche standing, l., holding corn ears and cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 7.90 g
Axis 12
Reference Holm 607, BMC 8, Gabrici 10, Cop 238, FITA 392
Specimens 21 (9 in the core collections)
Note See Martini, Sicilia nos. 63-88. -- R. Calciati (Annotazioni Numismatiche 10, 1993, p. 205) has argued that the forgery is genuine and dates to the period of Atratinus. He has also published specimens with the countermarks N and NE, and implausibly suggested that 654 consists of two different denominations. -- Specimens in RBW coll. (6.27, 7.46) also suggest ears of corn rather than a patera.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 8
2     P: 411
3     B: Löbb
4     B: I-B
5     B: 28630
6     Cop SNG 238
7     O
8     Mu: 102075 SNG
9     C: Leake
10     Palermo = Gabrici 10
11     N: 4258
12     Mini 18
13     Calciati 16
14     Calciati 16
15     Calciati 16
16     Calciati 16
17     Evelpidis 484
18     Evelpidis 485
19     RBW coll.
20     RBW coll.
21     ✸ P. Villemur coll. = CNG Triton XI, 8 Jan. 2008, lot 418 (ex Elsen FPL 111, Oct.-Nov. 1988, lot 17)