RPC II, 2524


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume II
Number 2524
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Domitian
Person (obv.) Domitian (Augustus)
Issue LϚ = year 6
Dating AD 86/7
Obverse design laureate head of Domitian, r.
Reverse inscription
Reverse design triumphal arch
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 27 mm
Specimens 5 (5 in the core collections)
Note The arch appears on tetradrachms of year 6 and bronzes of years 13, 14, and 15 (as well as on coins of Trajan and Hadrian).The arch has three arcades; above, there is a statue of the emperor in a four- (2524: tetradrachms) or six- (2697, 2708, 2728-30:bronzes) horse chariot, flanked by trophies and captives. See the discussion by F.S. Kleiner, 'An Arch of Domitian in Rome on the Coinage of Alexandria', NC1989,pp. 69-81. Kleiner argues that the arch was at Rome, not Alexandria. He illustratesthe year 6 tetradrachm in NY.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1864,1118.313 BMC 286
2 2     ✸ NY
3 3     Cologne Geissen 349
4 4     D 449
5 5     O: HCR25761 M 484