RPC II, 2275

 

Image of specimen #15

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 2275
Province Judaea
Region Syria
City Caesarea Paneas
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Agrippa II (king)
Issue Year 26, Greek series
Dating AD 85/6
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΟΥΕϹΠΑ ΚΑΙϹΑΡΙ ϹΕΒΑϹΤW
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΤΟΥ-ΚϚ ΒΑ / ΑΓΡΙ-ΠΠΑ
Reverse design Tyche with kalathos standing, l., holding cornucopia and two corn-ears, in l. field, crescent
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 16.29 g
Axis 12
Reference Meshorer 30a
Specimens 17
Note The present chronology adopts the date of AD 60/1 for year 1 of the era used by Agrippa II, which solves a number of issues but gives the problem of having large number of issues of posthumous coinage for Vespasian and Titus.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 10
2     L BMC 9
3     P: 142
4     J. Samel coll. = Das Heilige Land no. 185 = Künker 334, 17 Mar. 2020, lot 2166
5     Superior, Bromberg coll. I, 5 Dec. 1991, lot 53 = Meshorer pl. 14, 30a
6     Sternberg XXVII, 1994, lot 317
7     CNG EA 284, 8 Aug. 2012, lot 192
8     CNG EA 290, 7 Nov. 2012, lot 298
9     CNG EA 344, 11 Feb. 2015, lot 365
10     CNG EA 355, 15 July 2015, lot 348
11     IMJ Sofaer 225
12     IMJ Sofaer 226
13     A. Tricarico coll. (ex Savoca 108 Blue, 31 July 2021, lot 409)
14     A. Tricarico coll. (ex Savoca 108 Blue, 31 July 2021, lot 410)
15     ✸ CNG 118, Galst coll., 13 Sept. 2021, lot 779
16     R. Effler coll.
17     CNG EA 525, 19 Oct. 2022, lot 705