RPC III, 2451 (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2451 (forgery)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Silandus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑ[ ]
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus [ ]
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ϹΙΛΑΝΔΕΩΝ
Reverse design Athena helmeted and in long chiton standing left, holding patera in her right hand, resting with left on spear; shield on ground
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Reference BMC 18
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note This coin can now be regarded as false, a forgery of the 19th century or earlier. The reverse is very rough and the forms of the lettering inconsistent with the obverse. The obverse die can be found on coins of Thyatira, RPC 1823, which shares the same reverse type. It has been recut from a coin of Thyatira. (March 2018)
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC 18 (acquired in 1892)