Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0102)

Dublin Core

Title

Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0102)

Description

Local bronze coin of Faustina Iunior, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, from Hippos (Hip0102)

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6570 (temporary #)

Rights

Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), via Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

HIP0102

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

4.57-5.99g (pictured=5.99g)

Diameter (mm)

18-20mm (pictured=20mm)

Province

Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Faustina, looking right

Reverse Type

Pegasos galloping to right

Obverse Legends

ΦΑYCTEINA CEBACTH (Faustina Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

ANT ΠΡ ΙΠ ΙΕΡ ΑCYΛ (of the Antiochenes by Hippos, sacred and inviolable)

Type Notes

The obverse type is similar to others of Faustina at the city (Hip0101) and used throughout the region (e.g. Abl0101-0103)

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

The use of the pegasus on coins from Hippos (which also went by the name Antioch ad Hippum) appear to be a play on the name of the city (ιππος, "Hippos" meaning "horse" in Greek).

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

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6570 (temporary #) [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6570/]

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. (pp.176, no.14)

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.172-173, no.12).

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

Citation

“Bronze coin of Faustina Iunior from Hippos (HIP0102),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/62.

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