RPC III, 5912

 

Image of specimen #14

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 5912
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue L IH = year 18
Dating AD 133/4
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ
Obverse design laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription L ΙΗ
Reverse design sphinx with crown of disc, horns and feathers, with crocodile emerging from chest, walking, l., on serpent; above, griffin
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 25.21 g
Axis 12
Specimens 18
Note The sphinx is sometimes without a beard (as on /17). F. Vink points out that such beardless sphinxes are documented in antiquity: see O.E. Kaper, The Egyptian god Tutu: A Study of the Sphinx-god andMaster of Demons with a Corpus of Monuments (Leuven, 2003), pp. 219-20.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1864,1118.399 BMC 853
2     B: 96/1892
3     G: 362
4     NY
5     NY
6     NY
7     NY
8     O: HCR33196 M 1425
9     V: GR 24446
10     A: Dem 1423
11     Cologne Geissen 1132
12     Aiello
13     Curtis
14     ✸ D2004 = Staffieri = CNG Triton XXI, 9 Jan. 2018, lot 79 = Kolner Munzkabinett 67, 1997, lot 556 (Figari - Mosconi 389)
15     Dresden
16     Yale: 2001.87.3941
17     F. Vink coll.
18     Freiburg: 12866