RPC III, 3096


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3096
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Cappadocia
City Caesarea
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Hadrian Pater Patriae
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus consul III pater patriae
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right
Reverse inscription ΥΠΑΤΟϹ Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤ
Reverse design Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing left, holding globe in right, sceptre in left; in the field, star, left and crescent, right
Metal silver
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 12
Reference S 265a, Metcalf Conspectus 94, Ganschow 170c
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note This obv. legend was read as ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙCΑΡ (?) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟ by Syd. 265a but is not illustrated in the Hess catalogue. But, as early as 1908, a similar coin was published by B. M. Yakountchikoff, ‘Rare and unpublished Greek coins’, St Petersburg, p. 36 and Pl. VII, 89, who gave the correct reading of the obverse legend. This reading is also provided by RPC III, 3114 (see below).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Hess, Sydenham coll., 28 Apr. 1936, lot 120, 6.87.
2 2     ✸ Henseler 293 (ex MünzZentrum 135, 2007, lot 1021)