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 ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Obverse design laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), r.
Reverse inscription ΑϹΚΑΛⲰ
Reverse design Tyche-Astarte standing, r., on prow with standard and aphlaston; in l. field, incense altar; in r. field, dove standing l.; to l.,LΔ; to r., Ɛ(?)ΛC
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 12.54 g
Specimens 1
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 Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ ETB coll., ex Tom Vossen