Co 1096 (Middle Roman assarion of Julia Domna from Corinth with countermark) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BCDCorinth 905, p. 130 (same countermark?)
Description
Unclear countermark, probably laureate bust (Howgego1985, no. 147), which occurs not uncommonly on Julia Domna (and other Severan coins) from Corinth.
Label or tag text
0.20 m above bedrock
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. Large snapped off piece removes ca. 20% of coin; sparse, minute pitting. Incipient bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 24, no. 228 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
7
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
24.0
Numismatic Mint
Corinth
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.85
Obverse Description
Countermark behind neck: incuse oval (5 mm) containing blocky head left.
Obverse Description
Draped bust of empress to right
Obverse Inscription
[ΙVLIA] DOMN-A AVG
Reverse Description
Bellerophon riding Pegasos to right, spearing chimaera below; all within beaded border
Reverse Inscription
[C L] I C-OR
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Mythological Animal (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1096 (Middle Roman assarion of Julia Domna from Corinth with countermark).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1096>