RPC III, 2860

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 2860
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate T. Pomponius Bassus (presbeutès)
Issue Larger denomination
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡ
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣ(ΣΟΥ)
Reverse design Demeter seated l., holding ears of corn in her r. hand, sceptre in l.; anchor under throne
Metal Æ
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 12
Reference Stumpf 465a corr., 470
Specimens 8 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 2, 4: same obv. die. 3, 6: same obv. die as 2865/1. 5: same obv. die as 2880/1.
Note ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣ: 2, 3; ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ: 1; ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΟΜΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ: 4, 5, 6; The obv. legend of 4 was read as ending in -ΣΕ ΓΕΡ (= Stumpf 465a), but this specimen shares its obv. die with 2 whose reading is clear.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     O: (W. Raye, 1704)
2 2     C SNG Leake 5388
3 3     Amsterdam: S 2700
4 4     NY: 1944.100.62220 Stumpf Taf. XV, 11
5 5     R. Ratto, 4 Apr. 1927, lot 2375
6 6     Künker 124, A. Wild coll., 16–17 Mar. 2007, lot 9062 (ex Auctiones AG Basel 15, 18–19 Sept. 1985, lot 352; MM 86, 1998, lot 83; MM Deutschland 4, 19 Mar. 1999, lot 243)
7 7     CGT coll., ex eBay serdiko
8 8     ✸ Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger 343, 26 Sept. 2018, lot 2581 = Hirsch 352, 25 Sept. 2019, lot 2865 (ex Lanz 92, 1999, lot 545)