RPC III, 4355


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4355
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IΓ = year 13
Dating AD 109/10
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΓ
Reverse design draped bust of Sarapis wearing kalathos and laurel wreath, right
Metal silver
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note This coin has an unusual obv. inscription (ΑΥΤ ΚΑI ΤΡΑIΑΝ CƐΒ ΓƐΡ ΔΑΚIΚ), and is a unique tetradrachm for year 13 (though the same unusual inscription is found rarely on AE 33 coins: see below). From the illustration it could just about be Year 15, but the E of 15 is normally written as Ɛ. On the other hand there are some very rare tetradrachms for year 12, and one finds variants of obv. inscriptions on bronzes of year 12 (see above).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Cologne Geissen 519