RPC I, 926


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 926
Province Cyrenaica and Crete
Region Crete
City Gortyn
Reign Roman Republic
Magistrate Kydas the Cretarch (without title)
Dating 43 BC
Obverse inscription
Obverse design cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues to l.; all within ivy wreath
Reverse inscription ΚΥΔΑΣ ΚΡΗΤΑΡΧΑΣ; ΚΡΗ-ΤΑΙ/Ε-Ω/Ν (in field)
Reverse design Zeus standing facing, head r., holding thunderbolt in r. hand and eagle in l. hand between two coiled serpents with heads erect
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Reference Sv 1 (Province)
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2598
2 2     N: 7581 Sv, pl. XXXII, 1