RPC I, 668

 

Image of specimen #12

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 668
Province Sicily
Region Sicily
City Uncertain Sicilian mint
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus
Magistrate P Cotta Ba[ ] (duovir) ; Sisenna (proconsul) ; Statius Flaccus (duovir)
Obverse inscription AVGVSTVS
Obverse design head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription SISENNA PR COS; STATIVS FLACCVS P COTTA BA IIVIR
Reverse design
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 8.01 g
Axis 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10
Reference Holm, 761b, Gabrici Panoramus 337, FITA 196
Specimens 24
Note See also NC, 1852, p. 123. Statius Flaccus is sometimes said to have the praenomen L; but no coin has been seen which clearly has this letter, and there is definitely no praenomen on 12. -- See also Martini, Sicilia nos. 111-133 (accepting the inclusion of the praenomen L), and now on 627, above. Some specimens appear to have part of one of the duovir’s names in the wreath: Martini 128-30, 129 curiously seeming to read ]STA B[. One (at least) has a star behind Augustus’ head (Martini 132). See also above, on 627.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1954,1014.34
2     P: 1005
3     P: 1006
4     Palermo = Gabrici 337
5     Palermo = Gabrici 338
6     Mini Panoramus 41
7     Mini Panoramus 42
8     Calciati Panoramus 40
9     Calciati Panoramus 40
10     Calciati Panoramus 40
11     NY: 1944.100.10123 SNG 611
12     ✸ Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 7 (1987) lot 783 = CNG Triton XI, 8 Jan. 2008, lot 422
13     Bern: R4278
14     Zurich: (Corinth) ZB640
15     Hannover
16     Verona
17     Yale: 2004.6.911 ex PRF
18     RBW coll.
19     Tintinna EA 82, 7 Sept. 2019, lot 181
20     B: 18263668, 1904/70
21     B: 18263675, I-B
22     B: 18263677, 1875/15
23     Bertolami Fine Arts EA 77, 1 Dec. 2019, lot 1073
24     CGT Coll. = Tintinnia Asta Elettronica 46, 16 May 2015, lot 2003