RPC III, 4014A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4014A
Province Judaea
Region Judaea
City Ascalon
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Year 235
Dating AD 132/3
Obverse inscription ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Nominative Augustus
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), right
Reverse inscription ΑϹΚΑΛω
Reverse design Tyche-Astarte standing, right, on prow with standard and aphlaston; in left field, incense altar; in right field, dove standing left; to left,LΔ; to right, Ɛ(?)ΛC
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The date does seem to begin with Ɛ, even though one would expect Ϛ with year 4 of the second era. Confirmation required. If correctly read, it might show that the Hadrianic era began at a different time of year from the normal city era, or it might just be a mistake, as commonly happened at Gaza.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Leu WA 26, 8 July 2023, lot 2754 = ETB coll., ex Tom Vossen