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]
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription [COL] TYRO [METRO?]
Reverse design nude Pygmalion, standing left, head right, drapery over right arm, holding a spear and reins attached to four stags, right; at right, murex shell
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6
Reference Baramki 280
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Beirut-AUB: 1526 Baramki 280, pl. XXXII.2