RPC III, 1554A


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1554A
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΤΡΑΙΑ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ (retrograde)
Obverse design bare head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ΑΒΥ
Reverse design lyre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 15 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die.
Note Formerly RPC I, 2294. Original comment: "The legend to the l. of the head on 1 seems to read ΚΑΙϹ[ (retrograde). That on the r. of the head on 2 seems to read ΚΑΙΑΡ (Ρ retrograde). The portrait suggests Augustus, but the coin is very different from 2284–7." The Concordia coin allows the attribution to Trajan.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 83
2 2     JSW
3 3     ✸ Concordia Numismatic 3, 31 Mar.–1 Apr. 2023, lot 476