RPC I, 846

 

Image of specimen #12

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 846
Province Africa Proconsularis
Region Africa
City Leptis Magna
Reign Augustus
Person (obv.) Augustus (—)
Obverse inscription
Obverse design bare head of Augustus, r.
Reverse inscription LPQY
Reverse design eagle, r., above (inverted), pheasant r., below (or the contrary)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 5.51 g
Axis 9, 11, 12
Reference Mu 18–20, Alexandropoulos 14
Specimens 13
Note The rev. is described as ‘Peacock r.; above, inverted, eagle, r.’, following standard descriptions but the ‘eagle’ has long tail feathers, its beak is not hooked (expected given the reasonable representation of the peacock) and it is walking like some sort of pheasant (trailing one leg), rather than an eagle (which doesn’t walk.) Thus ‘pheasant’ is probably a better description (Ornithological information from Prof. John Knowler, Glasgow).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1849,0717.94
2     L: 1874,0715.430
3     L: G 296
4     L: 1849,0717.101
5     P: 36bis
6     P: 37
7     P: Luynes 3715
8     Cop SNG 16
9     O: AMC 1502
10     Stockholm
11     NY: 1944.100.79595
12     ✸ P. Villemur coll. = CNG Triton XI, 8 Jan. 2008, lot 544 (ex Superior, 10 May 1990, lot 7127)
13     CNG EA 501, 6 Oct. 2021, lot 243