RPC III, 2150


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2150
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Halicarnassus
Region Caria
City Halicarnassus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΡΒΑϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ (?) ΓΕ ΔΑ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ΑΛΙΚΑΡΝΑϹΕΩΝ ΑΡϹΗ
Reverse design bust of Athena left, wearing crested helmet and aegis; beneath bust, legend
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 82 corr.
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)
Note The legend beneath Athena’s bust was read as ΑΡΠΑΛ in the BMC, as ΑΒϹΕΜΑ  by Wa and as ΑΡϹΗΛ in the Righetti catalogue. As the letters ΑΡ/ϹΕ are clearly legible in the r. field on 2151/1-2, the legend seems to be ΑΡϹΕ[ ] on 2150, whatever it means. Coin 5 seems perhaps to have ϹƐ after ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ?
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 82 (and Pl. XIX, 1 rev.)
2 2     P: 641 Wa 2380
3 3     ✸ MM Deutschland 13, Righetti 3, 9 Oct. 2003, lot 418
4 4     MM Deutschland 13, Righetti 3, 9 Oct. 2003, lot 419
5 5     CGT coll., ex Naville 39, 29 Apr. 2018, lot 194