RPC III, 6560


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6560
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Silver coinage
Obverse inscription ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Nominative Hadrianus Augustus consul pater patriae
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right
Reverse inscription ΥΠΑ ΠΑΤ ΠΑΓΡΙ (sic)
Reverse design eagle standing left, head right, on two entwined serpents (?)
Metal silver
Average diameter 22 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note A didrachm which might fit with the Caesarean ‘anomalies’, as some drachms have an eagle on their reverse (RPC 3166-3167). But the mint which struck these ‘anomalies’ (probably Hierocaesarea Comana) usually has the reverse inscription ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟC. The absence of the Γ is strange (unless it is above the eagle's head, off flan), but the form Παγρι for Πατρι suggests that the engraver was not very skilled.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Berk BBS 167, 3 Dec. 2009, lot 421