RPC III, 5396

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 5396
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue L Z = year 7
Dating AD 122/3
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹΕΒ (?)
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder (?)
Reverse inscription L Ζ
Reverse design radiate and draped bust of Sarapis, with kalathos and Ammon horn, right; on shoulder, cornucopia; before, trident with serpent
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note This ‘polytheistic’ representation has elements of Sarapis, Ammon, Helios, Nilus and Poseidon/Asclepius. It also occurs for year 19, so there must be a possibility that τhe year of this coin is actually LIZ. But it does seem to be LZ; the obv. inscription appropriate to years 4-8: [ ] – ΑΔΡΙ[ ]; some drapery on shoulder rather than draped mature head seen from rear). Confirmation required.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.58366