Co 540 (Early Roman diassarion of Hadrian from Sparta) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RPC III, 335
Comparanda
Grunauer1978, p. 202, pl. XXXVII:2, 5, 8, 11
Preservation comment
Wear: VF+. Sparse nicking and cracking around edge; slight pale brown patination on both faces.
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
diassarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
28.0
Numismatic Mint
Sparta
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
7.32
Obverse Description
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of youthful emperor to right; all within beaded border
Obverse Inscription
Α[ΥΤ •] Κ[ΑΙϹ]ΑΡ ΤΡΑΙ • Α-ΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Reverse Description
Castor and Pollux with lances galloping to right; all within beaded border
Reverse Inscription
ΛΑΚΕΔ[Α]Ι|ΜΟΝΙΩΝ
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Horse or donkey (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 540 (Early Roman diassarion of Hadrian from Sparta).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0540>