RPC III, 4337.2

 

Image of specimen #5

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4337.2
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 ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate bust of Trajan, right, nude and with aegis on left shoulder
Reverse inscription LΙ Β
Reverse design triumphal arch surmounted by quadriga with statue of Emperor
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Note The date LIB is given by Dattari, but is not very clear on the rubbing in DS; a B is visible on the otherwise very poor NY coin. This seems just about sufficient to justify the existence of the design for year 12. Another specimen is listed by A Dem 983, but we were unable to locate it (AB, 2006). The new coin (18.94g) is now clear.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY
3 3     D1084
4 4     Staffieri
5 5     ✸ Private coll.