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RPC 2224 var

The twice-published unpublished coin!

RPC 2224 var
RPC 2224 var

JUDAEA, Neapolis, Samaria, AE19-21 (20mm, 7.97g, 6h), dated CY 15 (86/7).

 

ΑΥΤΟΚ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡ, head laureate right; inscription in four lines, ΦΛΑ-ΟΥΙ ΝΕΑ-ΠΟΛΙ ΣΑ-ΜΑ Λ-ΕΙ, palm tree.

 

RPC --.  This coin Lindgren 2430, this coin cited RPC 2220.21.

 

Ex Ancient Imports, ex Henry Clay Lindgren coll.

"This coin Lindgren 2430, this coin cited RPC 2220.21," but both references with the wrong CY date, AI instead of EI, and note ΓΕΡ in obverse inscription rendering AI anachronistic, so RPC --.  Let me make this clear, this coin has been published twice yet it is an unpublished coin since it was mis-attributed in both references.

 

The question I had to deal with, do I call it RPC 2220 var or RPC 2224 var?  In the end I chose RPC 2224 var in order to emphasize the L-EI issue rather than the reverse type.