RPC III, 5771


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 5771
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Sabina (Augusta)
Issue L IE = year 15
Dating AD 130/1
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ, L ΙΕ
Nominative Sabina Augusta
Reverse design Sabina standing facing, head left, holding ears of corn and sceptre; to left, altar
Metal silver
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note ‘versa incenso sopra altare’ (D); ‘streut Weihrauch auf… Altar’ (K): but the illustrations suggest that she is holding corn ears over the altar. Thus she would be likened to Demeter (as on the coins where she is shown seated) rather than Eusebeia, as suggested by D. On the other hand, there seem no corn ears on the similar design with obverses of Sabina, but they are surely the same design?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 1703
2 2     ✸ NY: 1944.100.56801
3 3     Cologne Geissen 1031
4 4     D1259 = Ars et Nummus 12, 1976, lot 261 (Figari - Mosconi 216)