RPC III, 6269


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6269
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year (only otherwise unlisted designs included)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹΕΒ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right
Reverse inscription [ ]
Reverse design temple (shrine) with four columns enclosing Harpocrates holding up finger to mouth and holding cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Very strangely, the reverses of D1952 and V24231 seem to be identical and the obverses are very similar, in flan, wear, etc., although more of the obv. inscription seems visible on D1952. The similarity must presumably be fortuitous, as it is hard to imagine how either one could be a forgery derived from the other. Christiansen annotated the ticket in Vienna with ‘Jahr 4?’ but the design is not otherwise known for year 4. If anything it looks like an H = year 8. The other Harpocrates temple design is attested for year 8 (but the building is different, and Harpocrates has a club, rather than a cornucopia, as here).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 24231
2 2     A: Dem 1138
3 3     D1952