RPC III, 3822

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3822
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Aradus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Year 375
Dating AD 116/17
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΡΙϹΤ ΚΑΙϹ ϹΕΒ ΔΑΚ ΠΑΡΘ
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Optimus Caesar Augustus Dacicus Parthicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r., with drapery on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ
Reverse design small basket between two palms and two sphinxes; to l., Phoenician letter; to r., ΕΟΤ
Metal Æ
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rouvier 408
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note Rouvier’s reading of the obv. inscription as ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΡΙϹΤ ΚΑΙϹ ϹΕΒ ΔΑΚ ΠΑΡΘ is confirmed by the NY specimen, on which the date is also clear.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: Vogüé 311
2 2     NY: 1944.100.70758
3 3     ✸ CGT coll. = Zeus EA 17, 5 June 2021, lot 383