RPC I, 961A


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Coin type
Volume I
Number 961A
Province Cyrenaica and Crete
Region Crete
City Hierapytna
Reign Tiberius
Person (obv.) Augustus (Divus)
Magistrate Laches
Obverse design radiate head of Divus Augustus, l.
Reverse inscription ΤΑΝ ΚΡΗΤΑ[ΓΕΝΗΣ] [ ]ΝΙΩΝ
Reverse design laureate head of Zeus Kretangenes, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Coins struck by Laches are known for Cydonia, (a tridrachm = RPC I, 960) and Hierapytna (adrachm = RPC I, 961). This new coin could befrom Hierapytna (ΙΕΡΑΠΥΤΝΙΩΝ), Gortyn(ΓΟΡΤΥΝΙΟΩΝ) Polyrhenium (ΠΟΛΥΡΗΝΙΩΝ).As a tetradrachm from Polyrhenium but signedby Cornelius Lupus (RPC I, 957) has the samereverse and legend, this new tridrachm isassigned tentatively to Polyrhenium.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Hagios Nikolaos: 7356 K. Lavara, A Roman cemetery at Hagios Nikolaos, ArchEph 124 [1985], pp. 174–5 and Pin. 48, δ, ε.