Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING!!! WE ARE OPEN AND SHIPPING!!! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958 Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING!!! WE ARE OPEN AND SHIPPING!!! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Roman Provincial Coins (Moderators: slokind, jmuona, tjaart)  |  Topic: EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing with olive-branch 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing with olive-branch  (Read 772 times)
okidoki
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3967



WWW
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:17:43 pm »

Dear cf,

Here's a very rare variant, only one other Asclepius with an olive branch/tree
https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/217/

not sure what is the link with him and olive



Reference.
Emmett 918.19; RPC III, 5959.3 = Dattari-Savio Pl. 76, 1624 (this coin). Dattari 1624 and Pl. X (this rev. illustrated).

Issue   L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. L ENNEAK Δ
Asclepius standing facing head right, holding long serpent-staff, holding olive-branch

25.18 gr
33.5 mm

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155249


* 1273 P Hadrian RPC5959.3.jpg (119.86 KB, 1500x748 - viewed 7 times.)
Logged

All the Best,
Eric
There are no strangers, only friends you do not know yet.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=37270

htt
quadrans
Tribunus Plebis 2019
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9889


Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Ars longa, vita brevis.


WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 02:52:28 pm »

Great find, EricThumbs Up

Joe
Logged

Meepzorp
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3978



WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 12:06:18 am »

Hi oki,

Nice coin! Smiley

Meepzorp
Logged

okidoki
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3967



WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 09:42:56 am »

Thank you coin friends the olive branch must be an engravers error?
Logged

All the Best,
Eric
There are no strangers, only friends you do not know yet.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=37270

htt
archivum
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2902


« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 07:52:50 pm »

This could be a healing plant; he is credited with discovering the supposed healing virtues of betony.
Logged

Temper thy haste with sloth -- Taverner / Erasmus.
okidoki
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3967



WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 01:58:53 am »

This could be a healing plant; he is credited with discovering the supposed healing virtues of betony.

yes a good point, or healing oil
Logged

All the Best,
Eric
There are no strangers, only friends you do not know yet.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=37270

htt
archivum
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2902


« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 07:35:54 am »

Maybe more to the point than my previous note, Asclepius is a herbalist founder-figure (inventor herbarum) in many ancient contexts; on your outstanding coin, he is holding not one but two ID'ing attributes, both the standard serpent-staff and (let's say) a generic healing herb. We find him with a sprig on similar rare coin (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/7314/) and his daughter Hygieia with a similar branch on another rare issue from Egypt (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/15846/). The RPC coin that you previously cite seems to add Ceres' poppy for good measure; opium poppies are potent herbs, too, fitting features of Asclepius' repertoire.  
Logged

Temper thy haste with sloth -- Taverner / Erasmus.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Roman Provincial Coins (Moderators: slokind, jmuona, tjaart)  |  Topic: EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing with olive-branch « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.691 seconds with 35 queries.
All coins are guaranteed for eternity
zoom.asp