RPC III, 3845

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 3845
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Berytus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Trajan, Divus Augustus, Divus Nerva
Dating AD 114 or later
Obverse inscription IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OP AVG GER DAC P P
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Optimus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus pater patriae
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription COL (IVL AVG FEL) BER
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing statue of turreted Fortuna/Tyche-Astarte standing with foot on prow, facing, holding long stylis; to right, Victoria/Victory standing on column, left, crowning Fortuna/Tyche
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference S 714–18, Rouvier 528
Specimens 8 (4 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same obv. die as 3844/1–2.
Note According to S, the rev. inscription is normally COL BER: only 4 has the full form. But the specimens are all very worn and the longer form may also be present on the P and L specimens, while the NY seems uncertain.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: Chandon 740
2 2     P: 1219
3 3     ✸ L: 1908,0110.1118 BMC 92
4 4     NY: 1944.100.70290 S 718
5 5     see S.
6 6     R
8 8     CGT coll., ex VCoins MNS
9 9     Righetti