RPC III, 259


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 259
Province Achaea
Region Corinthia
City Corinth
Reign Hadrian
Issue Coinage without imperial portrait; Asses
Dating AD 128/38
Obverse inscription
Obverse design Ηead of Aphrodite (?), with earring and necklace, right, hair brought back and tied behind, leaving loose ends
Reverse inscription C L I COR
Reverse design Tyche (?) standing facing, head left, holding patera over lighted altar in right hand, left resting on rudder
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 3
Reference Fox 37
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note This type was assigned by Fox to the reign of Septimius Severus because of the short reverse legend C L I COR. However, obverse die links between this series and others prove that Fox 37 dates from Hadrian’s reign

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 655 Fox pl. I, 21 (24 errore, p. 15)
2 2     NY: 1944.100.37212
3 3     ✸ Corinth: 70-174 Hesperia XLI, 3 (1972), pp. 326–7, 49 and pl. 64, 49