RPC III, 5473


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 5473
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue L H = year 8
Dating AD 123/4
Obverse inscription [ ]
Obverse design uncertain laureate bust of Hadrian, right
Reverse inscription L Η
Reverse design clasped hands with ears of corn and poppies
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 18 mm
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note D1978, followed by Emmett 1160 (8), has ‘L H’, although the rubbing in DS does, in fact, look more like L IH. The O coin with L [ ] (probably different dies) is kept with coins of year 8, following D; but DS was not available when the coin was classified as 8 in 1997. The obv. of D1978 is completely illegible. But the shapes of a few letters and their spacing can be just about made out on the O coin – perhaps [ ]Ι ΑΔΡ[ ], perhaps suggesting the obv. inscription of years 4-8 (as in year 8) rather than the later one (as in year 18). Confirmation required. The new sale photo of 5473/2 seems more like L Η.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ O: HCR34157
2 2     D1978 = Naville 50, 23 June 2019, lot 266