Co 1303 (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
BCDCorinth 665, p. 94
Comparanda
RPC IV.1, temp. 5102
Comparanda
SNGCopCorinth 307, pl. 6
Preservation comment
Wear: P/G. Deep chips from obverse upper and lower right edge; extensive, slight to moderate pitting to cratering, with rare circumferential cracks. Extensive film of white bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 23, no. 221 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Corinth under Roman Rule ... Hadrian ... [rev. Melicertes on dolphin in round temple with domed roof“)
Axis (1-12
1
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
22.0
Numismatic Mint
Corinth
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.78
Obverse Inscription
Laureate head of emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
[ANTO]NIN[VS – A]VG P[IVS]
Reverse Description
Facing tetrastyle temple with statue of Aphrodite inside, standing left and holding shield, all on craggy mountain (Acrocorinth)
Reverse Inscription
C [L I] – CO[R]
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Aphrodite/Venus (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1303 (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/co1303>