RPC III, 3911A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3911A
Province Syria
Region Phoenicia
City Ptolemais
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Dating AD 116/17
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Optimus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus Parthicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r., with drapery on shoulder
Reverse inscription COL PTOL
Reverse design Tyche with two ears of corn seated r. on rocks; below, river god
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies.
Note Previously only one coin. was known (RPC 3911/24), but two more have come to light, all from the same dies. Perhaps ancient imitations? (see RPC III, p. 503: "the obv. is similar to coins of Dora, althoughthe obv. is slightly different (ΑΥΤΟΚΡ not ΑΥΤΟΚ; no star obviously visible);the inscription is the same on Trajanic coins of Gaba, but the style ofportrait is different.")
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ CNG EA 208, 8 Apil 2009, lot 245
2 2     Kaplun Coll., ex Stack's Bowers Galleries, 16 Aug. 2021 auction, lot 46680 (part)
3 3     Superior Galleries Auction, 6 Dec. 1991, lot 520 (information from A. Kaplun)