RPC III, 5776

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 5776
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue L IE = year 15
Dating AD 130/1
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹƐΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian r., drapery on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription L ΙΕ
Reverse design draped bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos and laurel wreath, r.
Metal Silver
Average diameter 18 mm
Average weight 5.25 g
Axis 12
Specimens 2
Note Original comment, before /2 was discovered: Unique. Note that the obv. bust is the same as that used on small AE denominations; however the coin cannot be a cast forgery in silver since the reverse design is not used on small denominations. In addition, the fabric of the coin is different from that normal for AE (e.g. the edge is not bevelled).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 1689
2     ETB coll., ex eBay KOC Numismatik