RPC IX, 43


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 43
Province Moesia Superior
Region Moesia
City Viminacium
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Hostilian (Caesar)
Issue AN XIII (in error, for AN XII)
Dating AD 250/1
Obverse inscription C VAL HOST M QVINTVS (C)(A)(E)
Nominative Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus Caesar
Obverse design bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Hostilian, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription P M S COL VIM, AN XIII
Reverse design Moesia standing left; at left, bull standing right; at right, lion standing left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 5, 6
Reference AMNG 158
Specimens 7 (3 in the core collections)
Note Following AMNG p. 52, AN XIII must be an engraver’s error for AN XII or hybrid coins. Indeed, Hostilian was already Augustus in AN XII (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/4807, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/4806 and https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/4805)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 36
2 2     P: 431
3 3     ✸ V: GR 7776
4 4     Budapest SNG 494
5 5     Budapest SNG 495
6 6     Martin coll. = Martin 4.09.3, pl. IV
7 7     MünzZentrum 74, 11 Nov. 1992, lot 170