RPC III, 4536


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4536
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IΔ = year 14
Dating AD 110/11
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate bust of Trajan, r., draped and cuirassed, seen from rear
Reverse inscription L ΙΔ
Reverse design Sarapis in quadriga, r. holding eagle-tipped sceptre and branch
Metal Æ
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note J.G. Milne, JEA 31 (1945), p. 88 (and pl. XIII.6), noted that this is the first instance of Sarapis in a quadriga, previously not attested before Hadrian year 17. See also Uncertain year 4979; there is also design of Sarapis with Isis in an elephant quadriga, in year 12: 4323.1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ O: HCR32934 M 626b