RPC III, 4285

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4285
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IB = year 12
Dating AD 108/9
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Obverse design laureate bust of Trajan, r., nude and with aegis on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription L ΙΒ
Reverse design Alexandria (?) seated, l., holding Nike and vexillum
Metal Æ
Average diameter 35 mm
Average weight 21.44 g
Specimens 1
Note A vexillum is usually held by Alexandria, and one can perhaps discern an elephant’s head-dress on her head. The figure seems female and is clothed (so, therefore, not Zeus). Confirmation required.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ DS6954 = Naville 41, 24 June 2018, lot 312