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 Arize[ ] (without title)
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