Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15

11 BC - 12 AD

Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15
Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15
Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15
Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15
Roman Provincial, Rhoemetalces & Augustus (27BC- AD14) Æ 15
35.00 VAT margin scheme
Article codeRC 8001
AE coin with portraits of Rhoemetalces I, King of Thrace and the Roman Emperor Augustus.

Obverse : Diademed head of Rhoemetalces I right.
Reverse: Bare head of Augustus right.

Diameter: 15,6 mm
Weight: 2,42 grams
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Rhoemetalces I was king of the Odrysian kingdom of Thrace from 12 BC to 12 AD. During a revolt against the Romans by Vologases, Rhoemetalces fled with his family, and returned when Augustus returned the kingdom to his family. Rhoemetalces became King of Thrace in 12 BC and was a loyal ally of Emperor Augustus. After the death of Rhoemetalces I in 12 AD, Augustus divided his realm into 2 separate kingdoms; one half for his son Cotys VIII, and the other half for Rhescuporis II, the brother of Rhoemetalces.

Specifications

Period Roman
Category Coins
Material AE (copper/bronze)
Country Roman Provincial