RPC III, 335

 

Image of specimen #76

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 335
Province Achaea
Region Peloponnesus
Subregion Laconia
City Sparta
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ(Ο) ΚΑΙ(ϹΑΡ) ΤΡΑΙ(Α) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ(ΑϹ)
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. (sometimes with paludamentum)
Reverse inscription ΛΑΚΕΔΑΙΜΟΝΙΩΝ (or -ⲰΝ)
Reverse design the Dioscuri on horseback to r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 11.12 g
Axis 4, 9, 12
Reference Grunauer group XXXVII, series 1–11
Specimens 76
Note Grunauer identified 17 different obverse dies whose legends, when it was possible to check, was not always correctly read. Here are the legends of 9 out of the 17 obverse legends which could be checked; V1: ΑΥΤΟ KAICΑΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; V4 corr: ΑΥΤ KAI ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; + LHS 96 Coins of Peloponnesos The BCD collection, 8-9 May 2006, lot 937 (obverse legend wrongly read), 9.68; V5 corr: ΑΥΤ KAI ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; + LHS 96 Coins of Peloponnesos The BCD collection, 8-9 May 2006, lot 939.1, 9.23; CNG MBS 81, 20 May 2009, lots 2855-6, 10.42, 10.36; V7: ΑΥΤ KAI ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC C; + CNG MBS 81, 20 May 2009, lot 2857, 7.51; + ETB (ex Davissons 32, 6 June 2013, lot 86), 10.12 after CNG MBS 81; V10: ΑΥΤ KAI ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ; + LHS 96 Coins of Peloponnesos The BCD collection, 8-9 May 2006, lot 939.2, 9.99; V11 corr.: [ΑΥ]ΤΟ KAICΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑ[C] + A Zarifis coll. 32, 11.25; V12: ΑΥΤΟ KAICΑΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑC; + Santamaria, Magnaguti III, 26 June 1950, lot 692 + CNG MBS 81, 20 May 2009, lot 2858, 12.01; V13 corr.: ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹ; V16 corr.: ΑΥΤΟ KAICΑΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     P: 1930
2 –73     see Grunauer
74     Münster University: 1281
75     ETB coll., ex Davissons 32, 6 June 2013, lot 86 (ex BCD)
76     ✸ Roma Numismatics EA 77, 26 Nov. 2020, lot 747