RPC III, 1598


Image of specimen #1


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, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙ [ ]
Reverse design Apollo standing r., naked except a mantle hanging over his shoulders, holding plectrum in r. hand and lyre in l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference von Fritze 224
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Note 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)