RPC III, 6562


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6562
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus)
Issue Silver coinage
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Hadrianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus pater patriae consul III
Obverse design laureate head of Hadrian, right
Reverse inscription ϹΕΒ ΑΡΧ Μ Π Π ΥΠΑ Γ
Reverse design Demeter veiled seated left, holding ears of corn in her right hand and torch on her left arm
Metal silver
Average diameter 18 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note 6561 and 6562 seem to belong together, as they share the same unusual reverse inscription, Seb(astos) Arch(iereus) M(egistos) P(ater) P(atridos) Hypa(tos) Γ (our thanks to Kevin Butcher who deciphered the inscription, adding that archiereus megistos was commonly placed after sebastos in Hadrian’s titles). But there is no room for such coins in Caesarea, Amisus or Syria

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Kagan coll.