RPC III, 4122


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4122
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L A = year 1
Dating AD 98
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΝΕΡ - ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription L Α
Reverse design Nilus reclining l., holding reed and cornucopia; below, hippopotamus; in exergue, lotus flowers
Metal Æ
Average diameter 27 mm
Average weight 14.69 g
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note The date is clear on RD81183. It also looks plausible on the much better illustration by Kellner: ‘ein schwach sichtbares L A’. A Nilus reclining design for the 27 mm denomination for year 1 is possible, since the same design is attested by a unique coin for year 2 (D985 = 4131). No further specimens listed by Christiansen, RCA p. 133.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 1204 SNG 1014
2     D984 (date not clear) = Kellner 4.1 (Figari - Mosconi 165)
3     RD 81183