RPC III, 179


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume III
Number 179
Province Achaea
Region Corinthia
City Corinth
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Asses
Dating AD 117/28
Obverse inscription IMP CAESAR TRA - HADRIANVS
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, r., with aegis on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription COL L IVL COR
Reverse design conical structure (stone baetyl of Apollo?) with a finial set on a high, round base on a shallow step
Metal Æ
Average diameter 21 mm
Average weight 7.41 g
Reference J. Sabatier, RBN IV (1860), p. 9 and pl. II, 7, NCP 15/8 and pl. C, XLVII
Specimens 8 (5 in the core collections)
Note The identification of this structure with the baetyl of Apollo Agyieus is due to M. Walbank, ‘Image and Cult: the Coinage of Roman Corinth’, in S. J. Friesen, D. N. Schowalter and J. C. Walters (eds.), Corinth in Context (Leiden-Boston, 2010), pp. 163-70

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1920,0805.966
2     P: 1968/176
3     P: 1968/177
4     ✸ B: I-B NCP, pl. C, XLVII: rev.
5     B: Fox
6     Santamaria, Magnaguti III, 20 June 1950, lot 688
7     Lanz Münzen von Korinth Sammlung BCD, 26 Nov. 2001, lot 632 (ex CNG XXXII, 7 Dec. 1994, lot 474)
8     Lanz 109, 27 May 2002, lot 441