RPC III, 1387

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 1387
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Obverse design head r.
Reverse inscription COS III
Reverse design rape of Persephone. Hades with Persephone in fast quadriga r.; beneath, overturned flower basket
Metal Silver
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 10.74 g
Axis 12
Reference Metcalf 43 (“Nysa”)
Specimens 4
Die-links 2: same obv. die as 1386/1.
Note On 4 the flower basket is said to be missing, but this is probably the result of a weak strike

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     M. 193
2     NY: 1980.78.1
3     ✸ CNG 70, 21 Sept. 2005, lot 996
4     Gemini II, 11 Jan. 2006, lot 395 (ex CNG 70, 21 Sept. 2005, lot 997)