RPC IX, 2034

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 2034
Province Syria Phoenice
Region Phoenicia
City Tyre
Reign Trebonianus Gallus
Person (obv.) Volusian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP C C [VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG]
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription [COL] TYRO [METRO?]
Reverse design nude Pygmalion, standing l., head r., drapery over right arm, holding a spear and reins attached to four stags, r.; at r., murex shell
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 17.53 g
Axis 6
Reference Baramki 280
Specimens 1
Note The attribution of the figure to Pygmalion on the rev. is based on coins of Gordian III with a similar type and inscribed פיגמליון. See H. Gitler, G. Bijovsky, ‘The Coins of Pygmalion from Tyre, A Chronological Sequence from Elagabal to Gallienus’, NAC 2002, pp. 317-24, doubting the attribution of the above coin to Volusian and preferring Gordian III. See also Numismatic Circular, July 1997, pp. 199-201

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ Beirut-AUB: 1526 Baramki 280, pl. XXXII.2