RPC III, 2892


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2892
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Galatia
City Koinon of Galatia
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate Titus Pomponius Bassus (presbeutes)
Issue Larger denomination
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse design temple with two columns of Mên, in three-quarter view to right, with statue of Mên; clipeus in pediment; acroteria on cornices and apex
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 8
Reference Stumpf 526a corr.
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2877/1.
Note The obv. οf 1 reads ΑΥΤ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜΑ. The end of the obv. legend of 1 was read as - ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜΑΝ by Stumpf (526a). But this coin shares an obv. die with a specimen whose reading is clear. Under 526, Stumpf added two specimens: P 63 (= SNG 2426) and Formerly Munich Deposit: the end of obv. legend of P 63 is unclear and Munich deposit could not be checked. Therefore no coin whose obv . legend ends in - ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜΑΝ is catalogued here. Two other coins with this rare reverse are known: von Aulock SNG 6124 (= Stumpf 525a) and Ankara 74-3/1-80 (= Arslan Taf. XI, 31), but both are very worn.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1924,0406.18 Price and Trell Fig. 399: rev.
2 2     London Coin Galleries 3, 10 Nov. 2016, lot 17
3 3     ✸ R. Hoppensteadt coll. (ex Leu EA 17, 14 Aug. 2021, lot 1787)
4 4     Naumann 38, 6 Dec. 2015, lot 603