RPC III, 3656

 

Image of specimen #46

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3656
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Antioch
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Orichalcum coinage struck in Rome for circulation in Syria
Dating AD 98/9
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ϹΥΡΙΑϹ
Reverse design veiled, turreted and draped bust of Tyche (Atargatis ?), r.
Metal Brass
Average diameter 19 mm
Average weight 4.89 g
Axis 6
Reference Wruck 179; CRS 409/13; McAlee 500
Specimens 51 (29 in the core collections)
Die-links 43: same obv. die as 3657/6, 8–10.
Note These die links were noted by McAlee (p. 212, n. 370). On the interpretation of the reverse as Atargatis, see M. Bar, SNG Belgique, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, La collections de bronzes grecs de Marc Bar (Brussels, 2007), p. 239, 877; 3653/46: reverse legend ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β altered to ΚΟΙΝΟΝ CΥΡΙΑC: see B. Woytek, ‘Die Cutters At Work: New Light on the Coinage Struck for the Syrian Koinon’, AJN 23 (2011), pp. 153-67.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 1 (and pl. XIV, 6)
2     L BMC 2
3     L BMC 3
4     O: Douce
5     O: (Christ Church)
6     C McClean 9362 and pl. 343.12
7     C SNG Leake 5887
8     G SNG 2586
9     G SNG 2587
10     G SNG 2588
11     P: 15
12     P: 16
13     P: 17
14     P: 18
15     P: 19
16     P: 19a
17     P Wa 7278
18     Brussels SNG Bar 877
19     Cop SNG 196
20     Amsterdam: S 2944
21     Amsterdam: S 2945
22     Amsterdam: S 2946
23     Amsterdam: S 2947
24     Amsterdam: S 2948
25     Amsterdam: S 2949
26     Amsterdam: S 2950
27     Bern: Righetti 1943
28     Mu SNG 352
29     Mu SNG 353
30     Mu SNG 354
31     Mu SNG 355
32     Mu SNG 356
33     Mu SNG 357
34     B: 5125
35     B: I-B
36     B: Fox
37     B: Löbb.
38     B
39     Milan SNG 451
40     Milan SNG 452
41     A: BG NP 3451
42     Lindgren I, 1878
43     McAlee coll. (this coin illustrated by McAlee under 500/1 p. 213)
44     McAlee coll (this coin illustrated by McAlee under 500/2 p. 213)
45     Elsen 97, 13 Sept. 2008, lot 501
46     ✸ CNG EA 200, McAlee coll., 3 Dec. 2008, lot 265
47     Jacquier Katalog 36, Sommer 2009, lot 320
48     Luis Correa de Lago coll.
49     Dresden AAC 1714
50     Freiburg: 12308
51     Münster: M 1428