RPC III, 504


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 504
Province Achaea
Region Epirus
City Nicopolis
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Caesar Hadrianus
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right with paludamentum
Reverse inscription ΝΕΙΚΟΠΟΛΕωϹ
Reverse design Α between Γ and Λ in a wreath of reeds
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference Oikonomidou Hadrian —, Calomino 54
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note The meaning of ΓΛ is difficult to decipher. Calomino (p.241) argues that it could mean the 33rd celebration of the Aktian games, but he is obliged to suppose that some games were cancelled to fit the 33rd games with Hadrian’s reign: otherwise they would have fallen in AD 102 under Trajan.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Turin: 20471
2 2     ✸ Auctiones AG 29, Righetti coll., 12 June 2003, lot 271