RPC IX, 1331

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 1331
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Trachea
City Seleucia ad Calycadnum
Reign Trebonianus Gallus
Person (obv.) Trebonianus Gallus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ ΓΑ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΤΡƐΒΩ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹƐΛƐΥΚƐΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟϹ (ΤΩ) ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩ
Reverse design draped busts of Tyche (on r.) and of laureate Apollo (on l.), facing each other; behind Tyche, cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 18.43 g
Axis 5, 6, 7
Reference SNG France 1047
Specimens 11 (4 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–11: same obv. die as 1332/1–32, 34–43, 45–50, 1333/1–6, 8–19.
Note Not a complete listing. C. Clay (forum ancient coins, 2016, topic 109181.0) pointed out that (1) all the coins of Gallus of Seleucia are from the same obverse die, (2) the die reads ΓΑ ΙΟΥΛΙ (and not ΓΑΙ ΟΥAΙ as stated in RPC IX) and therefore, that Gallus is wrongly given the nomen Julius (instead of Vibius), the same way Volusian is given the name Sabinus (see RPC IX, p. 274). These errors in the imperial names might suggest an issue early in Gallus’s reign.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1966/453, Delepierre SNG 1048
2     ✸ P: 983 SNG 1047
3     P: 986 SNG 1051
4     B: 28764
5     CNG EA 127, 23 Nov. 2005, lot 194
6     CNG EA 215, 29 July 2009, lot 432 = CNG MBS 76, 12 Sept. 2007, lot 1095 = CNG 53, 15 Mar. 2000, lot 1144
7     MünzZentrum 161, 11 Jan. 2012, lot 296
8     A-KIKPE SNG Pfalz 1080
9     A-KIKPE SNG Pfalz 1081
10     Tahberer 1225
11     Ziegler 516