RPC III, 2668


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2668
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Philomelium
Region Phrygia
City Philomelium
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate L. Sergios Hephaistiôn (without title)
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ Λ ⳞΕΡ ΗΦΑΙⳞΤΙΩΝΟⳞ ΦΙΛΟ
Reverse design Zeus seated l., holding Nike on his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 5, 6
Reference SNG Leypold II, 1594
Specimens 5 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies.
Note This coin was attributed to Iulia by the authors of the Leypold SNG, because a Sergios Hephaistiôn signed coins at Iulia under Nero (RPC I, 3191-2). But we now know the other coin with the same name in the reign of Trajan from Philomelium.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     V-ON Leypold 1594
2 2     CGT coll. = Naville Auction 15, 7 Jan. 2015, lot 173
3 3     CGT coll. = Pecunem 40, 7 Feb. 2016, lot 470
4 4     ✸ Numismatik Naumann 108, 3 Oct. 2021, lot 466
5 5     CGT coll. = Savoca 114th Blue, 25 Sept. 2021, lot 646