RPC III, 2395


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2395
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate Arizelos
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Trajan, l., with paludamentum, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΙΖΗ οΤ [ ] ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design Hades in quadriga galloping r., bearing off Persephone
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 131
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note Arize[ ]: Arizeos (Mi 4, 125/708 ex Mus. Theupoli), Arizelos (Mi Supp. 7, 421/476 ex Vaillant with Hercules on the reverse), Arizelos (I-B, KM 184/4). On the new /4 the rev. Is clearly ƐΠΙ ΑΡΙΖΗ οΤ, the last two letters looking as if they are a virtual monogram for ΤΟ, but there seems to be no numeral following.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1899,0703.54 BMC 131
2 2     B: B-I
3 3     CGT coll., ex Naville Numismatics Auction 18, 1 Nov. 2015, lot 235
4 4     ✸ Savoca 24th Silver Auction, 29 July 2018, lot 174