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 (without title)
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
Average weight 8.45 g
Axis 6
Specimens 1
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 Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Hagios Nikolaos: 7356 K. Lavara, A Roman cemetery at Hagios Nikolaos, ArchEph 124 [1985], pp. 174–5 and Pin. 48, δ, ε.