RPC III, 4136


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4136
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L Δ = year 4
Dating AD 100/1
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΝΕΡ - ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription L Δ
Reverse design Athena standing, facing, head left, holding Nike, resting hand on shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Specimens 4 (0 in the core collections)
Note On 1, the year does seem to be LΔ and the obverse inscription can just be read. This seems to make the attribution certain. The details and date can all be confirmed from the Münz Zentrum coin (although it is misdescribed as a diobol, as Keith Emmett has pointed out to us; he also tells us that also Curtis had this coin in his collection) and Aiello coins.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     A: Dem 950
2 2     Cairo 2055
3 3     ✸ Aiello
4 4     MünzZentrum 52 (1984) lot 403