Coin of Faustina Iunior from Ascalon (ASC0105)

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Title

Coin of Faustina Iunior from Ascalon (ASC0105)

Description

Local bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Ascalon, 158/159 CE, with the Dioscouri on the rev (ASC0105)

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6394 (temporary #)

Date

Rights

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6394 (temporary #)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

ASC0105

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

12.72-14.25g

Diameter (mm)

25mm

Province

Syria Palaestina

Era Used

Local Era (103/104 BCE)

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Faustina Iunior, facing right

Reverse Type

Dioscouri standing, holding spears and facing each other, with crescent between them and stars above each figure's head.

Obverse Legends

ΦΑ(Ο)ΥСΤƐΙΝΑ ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΑ (Faustina Augusta)

Reverse Legends

ΑСΚΑΛω ΒΞС (of Ascalon; date=158/159 CE)

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

1. Other examples with this obv/rev combination perhaps dated to 157/158 (Yashin 2007, 69, no.228), 158/159 CE (BMC Palestine 135, no.226), and 159/160 CE (BMC Palestine 135, no.227; RPC temp no.6395).

2. Despite the use of Greek, Faustina is given the title "Augusta" rather than the more typical "Sebasta"

3. This reverse type is nearly identical to that used on later coins of Julia Domna (ASC0106)

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6394/]

BMC Palestine=Hill, G.F. 1914. Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Palestine. London. (pp.135, nos.226-227)

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society. (pg.103 no.169).

Yashin, C. 2007. From Ascalon to Raphia: city-coins of the Southern Palestinian Coast. Jerusalem. (pp.59, no.228)

Citation

“Coin of Faustina Iunior from Ascalon (ASC0105),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed October 19, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/186.

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