RPC II, 2402A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume II
Number 2402A
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Issue LΑ = year 1
Dating AD 1 July/28 August 69
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian, right
Reverse inscription
Reverse design Nike flying left, with wreath and palm
Metal debased silver
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note CF. RPC I, p. 323, note 9. These three specimens from the same dies have the unusual obv. legend ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙΣΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ, the only instance of its occurence at Alexandria: O Milne 413, Cop 191 and Frankfurt 181. The explanation must be that it is actually an 'Antioch' die, since it looks like a typical obv. die of the Antioch mint in the 'Alexandrian' style. Presumably an obv. die destined for Antioch was used at Alexandria, just as an Alexandrian die was accidentally sent to Antioch and used there: see RPC II, 1949.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ O: HCR25740 M 413
2 2     Cop SNG 191
3 3     Frankfurt: 181