RPC III, 3964

 

Image of specimen #17

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3964
Province Judaea
Region Judaea
City Aelia Capitolina
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP CAES TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG P P
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus pater patriae the founder
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r. (seen from rear)
Reverse inscription COL (A)EL KAPIT COND
Reverse design veiled figure ploughing r. with two oxen; behind, vexillum
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 10.32 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Meshorer 2, Kadman 1
Specimens 28
Note The reverse inscription presumably stands for Coloniae Aeliae Capitolinae conditori, continuing the obverse inscription and referring to Hadrian’s foundation of the colony. It is not clear whether or not a legionary number is inscribed on the vexillum, or if so, what it is. LEV has been read in the past (so Kadman 1), and Meshorer speculated about LXF, but no specimen has yet found that is sufficently clear to resolve the question. LXF appears later on the standard on the coins Herennnius Etruscus (Meshorer).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 2
2     P: 4
3     C: Lewis 1982 (EL)
4     Meshorer 2
5     Meshorer 2a = Sofaer 2 (EL)
6     Kadman Museum (see Kadman)
7     Kadman Museum (see Kadman)
8     Kadman Museum (see Kadman)
9     Hebrew University Museum (see Kadman)
10     Hebrew University Museum (see Kadman)
11     Sofaer 3 (AEL)
12     Sofaer 4 (AEL)
13     AUB 1
14     AUB 2
15     IMJ: 80.03589
16     Pudill coll.
17     ✸ CNG MBS 69 (2005) lot 1262
18     Heritage New York 458 (2008) lot 50046 (EL) (ex Madison)
19     Heritage New York 458 (2008) lot 50047 (ex Madison)
20     Stacks Dec. 2006 lot 217
21     Heritage Long Beach 357 (2004) lot 12148 (EL)
22     Triton 5 (2002) lot 1771
23     Gorny & Mosch 186 (2010) lot 1717
24     IMJ: 71.00650
25     IMJ: 90.002.13267
26     IMJ: 90.002.13266
27     CNG 90 (2012) lot 1160
28     Galst = CNG 118, 13 Sept. 2021, lot 825