Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0101)

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Title

Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0101)

Description

Local bronze coin of Faustina Iunior (161-175 CE), wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, from Hippos/Hippos-Sussita

Source

Publisher

Spijkerman 1978:172-173, no.11

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

HIP0101

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

6.68-7.13g

Diameter (mm)

21mm

Province

Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Faustina, facing right

Reverse Type

Seated figure (Zeus?) on chair, holding scepter and an unknown object

Obverse Legends

ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH (Faustina Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

ANT ΠΡ ΙΠ ΙΕΡ ΑCYΛ ("of the Antiochiones near Hippos, sacred and inviolable")

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

Reverse figure: Meshorer et al. (2013, 176) identified the seated figure on the reverse as Zeus, while Spijkerma (1978, 172-173, no.11) read the figure as a female.

Reverse legend: The last two titles on the reverse legend (IEP and ACYΛ ) were commonly found on coins in Asia Minor and the Near East beginning the Hellenistic period, and appear to be honorific titles rather than an expression of an enforceable inviolable status (see Rigsby 1997).

Selected Bibliography

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society. (p.176, no.15)

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.172-173, no.11)

Rigsby, K.J. 1997. Asylia: territorial inviolability in the Hellenistic world. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Citation

“Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0101),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/61.

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