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Macedon, Part 4


Philippi


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Macedon, Philippi, Time of Augustus (or Claudius?), AE 20
VIC-AVG, Victory standing on base,
holding wreath and palm branch/
COHOR PRAE PHIL, 3 standards
RPC 1651, SGI 32
Posted April 2016







Macedon, Philippi(?), attribution uncertain, Augustus, AE Semis, 17 mm
AVG, bare head of Augustus,
uncertain countermark(?)/
2 colonists plowing with 2 oxen
RPC 1656, BMC (Parium) 86
Posted April 2016







Macedon, Philippi(?), attribution uncertain, Augustus, AE Semis, 18 mm, 3.59g
AVG, bare head of Augustus, double struck(?)/
2 colonists plowing with 2 oxen, countermark PAR in rectangle
RPC 1656, Lindgren 273, BMC (Parium) 86-88
Posted May 2016 (corrected attribution September 2017)


Note #1: The dealer mis-attributed this coin as Mysia, Parion (Parium).
Some references, including BMC, attribute this issue to that city.

Note #2: The PAR countermark on the reverse of this specimen
is probably a reference to the city of Mysia, Parion (Parium).







Macedon, Philippi(?), attribution uncertain, Augustus, AE Semis, 18 mm, 3.861g
AVG, bare head of Augustus, countermark Capricorn/
2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen, plowing the pomerium
(sacred boundary), founding the new colony
RPC I, 1656.43 (same countermark), SNG Cop. 282, Varbanov 3770 (R4),
McClean 7660 (Tiberius), SNG BnF 1439 (Parium), BMC (Parium) 86,
Rare (R1) with countermark
countermark: Howgego 302 (Parium)
Posted September 2017


Note: The Capricorn countermark on the obverse of this specimen
is probably a reference to the city of Mysia, Parion (Parium).







Macedon, Philippi(?), attribution uncertain, Tiberius, AE Semis, 17 mm
DRV CAES..., bare head of Drusus/
2 priests driving 2 oxen
RPC 1659
Posted April 2016







Macedon, Philippi, Claudius, AE 28
TI CLAVDIVS CAES AVG P M TR P IMP P P,
bare head of Claudius/
COL AVG IVL PHILIP, cippus inscribed DIVVS AVG, between 2 altars;
on which, statue of Divus Augustus crowning statue of Divus Julius
RPC 1654, C. (Cohen?) 117
Posted April 2016