RPC III, 5095


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 5095
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue L B = year 2
Dating AD 117/18
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder
Reverse inscription L Β (?)
Reverse design Alexandria standing facing, head right, holding vexillum; to right, emperor (Hadrian) standing facing, head left, laureate-headed, wearing toga, clasping hands (and holding globe?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note The inclusion of these coins here is not certain. The date is not legible on DS7543, but a B can be seen on the r. of DS7542 and now on the Naville picture of DS Supp. 50. They have previously been given to year 12, by both D (on the annotation to the rubbing of DS7542) and Savio (in DS Supp). But no I is visible, and traces of the obverse can be seen on DS Supp 50, which suggest that the obverse inscription had [ ]IANOC-AΔΡΙΑΝΟ[ ], suggesting the obverse of year 2. On Aiello = DS7543, [ ]ΝΟϹ ΑΔ[ ] can similarly be seen. Thus year 2 seems most likely.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     DS Supp 50 = Naville 42, 22 Jul, 2018, lot 314
2 2     DS7542
3 3     ✸ DS7543 = Aiello