RPC III, 2209


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2209
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Iasus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ[ ] ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ
Nominative Caesar Augustus Traianus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ΙΑϹΕΩΝ
Reverse design Asclepius standing facing, resting with his right hand on serpent-staff
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Pennestri’s description of 2209/2 is the following: 'CΕΒ[ΑCΤΗ ΛΟΥΚΙ]ΛΛΑ/[Ι]ΑCΕΩΝ, Lucio Vero stante a s. togato, con cornucopia, in atto di sacrificare (?)'. The attribution of this coin to Iasos is certain, but the obverse legend clearly ends with - ΙΑΝΟC and Asclepius can certainly be recognised on the reverse. Therefore this coin is here given to Trajan (see also F. Delrieux, Bolletino dell’Associazione Iasos di Caria 13, 2007, p. 48)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Cast in Winterthur
2 2     ✸ Excavations at Iasos = S. Pennestri, ‘Monete degli scavi a Iasos’, Bolletino di Numismatica 40-43, 2003-4, p. 274, under Lucilla and Tav. 1, 7 = F. Delrieux, AIIN 65 (2019), pp. 87-8, no. 130