RPC III, 367


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 367
Province Achaea
Region Peloponnesus
Subregion Argolis
City Argos
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ - ΚΤΙϹΤΗϹ
Nominative Imperator Hadrianus founder
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, with paludamentum
Reverse inscription ΑΡΓΕΙωΝ
Reverse design Ares standing facing, head right, helmeted, resting with right hand on spear, holding sword in left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference NCP 160/18, F-M, D. c/R 9 (= /3)
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)
Note F-M interprets the type as Zeus holding thunderbolt (p. 68), but the object in the l. hand of the male figure is clearly a sword. The cast F-M reproduce is misleading

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ C McClean 6870
2 2     C SNG 3816
3 3     B: Löbb.
4 4     Hirsch, Rhousopoulos coll., 15 May 1905, lot 2708