RPC II, 2801

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume II
Number 2801
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Vespasian
Person (obv.) Vespasian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙ(Σ) ΟΥΕΣΑΠΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΑ
Obverse design laureate head of Vespasian r.
Reverse inscription ΕΤΟΥΣ Α
Reverse design laurel wreath
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 12.63 g
Axis 1, 12
Reference KM p. 530, no. 11
Specimens 12
Die-links 1, 3–4: same pair of dies. 5, 7: same pair of dies. 1–4, 6: same obv. die.
Note This series was presumably struck in AD 69, but its attribution is uncertain. Imhoof-Blumer proposed to locate the mint 'vielleich im Kypros oder Antiocheia'. Von Aulock suggested Caesarea, because his specimen was found in Pontus. Recently McAlee suggested that this series was minted in Tyre.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.2733 ex vA 6673
2     L: 1839,0919.648
3     L: G 1964
4     B: B-I 1928 KM p. 530, no. 11 with pl. XIX, 31
5     Schøyen = Peus Lagerliste 39, 1975, lot 231
6     McAlee coll.
7     McAlee coll. = R. McAlee, AJN 7–8, 1995, p. 143, no. B
8     V-ON SNG Leypold 70 (‘Fundort Schwarz- meerküste’)
9     MünzZentrum 121, 12–14 May 2004, lot 539, 14.30 (ex MünzZentrum 117, 10–13 Sept. 2003, lot 195)
10     A. Tricarico coll.
11     ✸ A. Tricarico coll. (ex Solidus e.K, Monthly Auction 23, 13 Jan. 2018, lot 265)
12     Leu EA 8, 29 June 2019, lot 791