Co 886 (Early Roman assarion of Antoninus Pius from Corinth) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RIC IV, temp. 5100
Published as
Wear: VG. Slight marginal nicking with contiguous cracking; extensive, slight pitting and scratching. Wide areas of white bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 25, no. 242 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Corinth under Roman Rule ... Uncertain (... rev. tetrastyle temple with statue within“)
Axis (1-12
10
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.0
Numismatic Mint
Corinth
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
5.93
Obverse Description
Laureate head of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
[AN]TO[NINVS – AVG PI]VS
Reverse Description
Façade of tetrastyle temple; in pediment, inverted crescent; between central columns, Aphrodite standing to left holding shield of Ares in extended arms as mirror; all within beaded border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
C L I – [C]O[R]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Aphrodite/Venus (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Ares/Mars (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 886 (Early Roman assarion of Antoninus Pius from Corinth).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0886>