RPC I, 870

 

Image of specimen #12

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 870
Province Mauretania
Region Africa
City Uncertain cities of West Mauretania
Reign Augustus
Obverse inscription VIR REC
Obverse design bearded head of Hercules-Melquart, with club behind neck, l.
Reverse inscription IIII VIR AV
Reverse design helmeted head (Minerva?) with sceptre, l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 9.91 g
Axis 2, 6
Reference FITA 182–4, RN 1984, 88–94, pl. VIII, Alexandropoulos 186
Specimens 13
Note On RPC 870-1, see L. Callegarin, L’étude des découvertes de monnaies d’époque maurétanienne sur le site de Volubilis et dans ses environs in M. El Rhaiti and M. Makdoun ed., Le Patrimoine maure (amazigh) de Volubilis. Actes du colloque Meknès 24-25 mars 2012, Université Moulay Ismaîl. Série Actes de Colloques 45, Meknès, 2016, pp. 220-3, where the author argues that it cannot be for the moment demonstrated that these series were produced at Volubilis.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1850,0326.8
2     L: 1938,0510.154
3     P: 1057 FITA, pl. VII, 2
4     P: 1058
5     Cop SNG 755
6     Cop SNG 756
7     Ra
8     Ra
9     Ra
10     Ra
11     Ra
12     ✸ CNG 99, 13 May 2015, lot 542
13     CNG EA 359, 9 Sept. 2015, lot 323