RPC III, 2937


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2937
Province Galatia-Cappadocia
Region Pontus
City Megalopolis-Sebasteia
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate Lucius Catilius Severus Iulianus Claudius Reginus (legatus Augusti pro praetore)
Issue Year 51 (AN)
Dating AD 114/5
Obverse inscription [ ]ΡΑ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ Ϲ[ ]
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right with small aegis on shoulder
Reverse inscription [ ]Λ ϹΕΟ[ ], Ε-Τ / Α-Ν (in field, l. and r.)
Reverse design garlanded altar with three ears of corn
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The date AN (51) on the reverse points towards a city of the former Pontus Polemoniacus, annexed under Nero in AD 64/65, and to Megalopolis Sebasteia. One other definite coin for the city is known so far (RPC 2938), also struck in ET AN (AD 114/5) and referring on the reverse to L. Catilius Severus Iulianus Claudius Reginus, legatus Augusti pro praetore of Cappadocia and Armenia between 114/5 and 116/7. What can be deciphered from the reverse inscription of this coin - [ ]Λ CEO[ ] – points to Catilius Severus

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Casts in BM