RPC IV.3, 8485 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 8485 (temporary)
Province Syria Palaestina
Region Samaria
City Caesarea Maritima
Reign Uncertain
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Reign of Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius
Obverse inscription FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (all As shaped as Λ)
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, r.
Reverse inscription CoL PRIMA [FL] AVG CAESAREA (all As shaped as Λ)
Reverse design turreted Fortuna/Tyche standing with foot uncertain object (prow or rock?), l., holding bust and long cruziform sceptre; at her feet, swimming river-god(?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 1, 12
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 76
2     ✸ G: III, 276, no. 5 SNG II, no. 3561
3     Tareq Hani Coll. = Savoca Silver 108, 31 Jul. 2021, lot 403