RPC III, 6105


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6105
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Sabina (Augusta)
Issue L K = year 20
Dating AD 135/6
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Obverse design bare head of Hadrian, left
Reverse inscription ϹΑΒ[ΕΙΝ]Α ϹΕΒΑ[ ] (?), L Κ
Nominative Sabina Augusta
Reverse design draped bust of Sabina, right (hair on top of head)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note The coin looks more convincing than those attributed to year 21 (see below), especially the left facing barehead of Hadrian. The second specimen, Matthijs 1025 (probably from the same dies), has an illegible obv. inscription, but also has a left facing head on the obv. On its rev. a few letters are visible, at 2 o’clock, which might be [ ]CA[ ]; there does also seem to be an L to the left of the bust of Sabina, and a numeral to the r. It could be a K, but that is unsure. The two coins are sufficiently convincing to be put in the catalogue, as bronze coins corresponding to the well-attested silver; but doubts remain about the inscriptions and date, so confirmation is required.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D1261
2 2     Matthijs 1024