RPC III, 1598


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1598
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Mysia
City Apollonia ad Rhyndacum
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙ ϹΕ ΓΕ(Ρ) Δ(Α)
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ
Reverse design Apollo standing right, naked except a mantle hanging over his shoulders, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 12
Reference von Fritze 224
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note Original comment: "The end of the reverse legend cannot be read on either specimen. But the attribution to Apollonia ad Rhyndacum seems likely, as stated by von Fritze, because of the style and the typology of the reverse (which von Fritze compared to his 223, attributed here to Apollonia Salbace: see (2276). On 1598, the figure of Apollo is represented exactly as on 1597, with long and tied hair."

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: Rauch von Fritze, Taf. IV, 18 rev.
2 2     P: 344 (under Apollonia Salbace)
3 3     ✸ Aquila Numismatics 10, 5 Mar. 2023, lot 440