RPC III, 3957


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 3957
Province Judaea
Region Samaria
City Caesarea Maritima
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Dating c. 115
Obverse inscription IMP CAES [ ]OPTIM AVG
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Optimus Augustus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right, with drapery on shoulder
Reverse inscription C I F AVG
Reverse design lion walking right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 11 mm
Reference Kadman 25
Specimens 6 (0 in the core collections)
Note Kadman thought the coin was from early in the reign of Hadrian, rather than of Trajan, but Trajan seems the more likely interpretation. Kadman 32 is perhaps another specimen, although Kadman attributed it to Hadrian: he read IMP HAD [ P M AVG. Specimens Known to Kadman: 3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ IMJ Sofaer 25
2 2     Kadman 25 (plate III = a coin ‘in the collection of Mrs. M. Joseph, Chefziba’
3 3     Rosenberger II 22
4 4     IMJ: 2010.065.28228
5 5     IMJ: 78.02045
6 6     Berk MA shops 2021