RPC III, 4537


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4537
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IΔ = year 14
Dating AD 110/11
Obverse inscription [ ]
Obverse design uncertain laureate bust of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription L ΙΔ
Reverse design Sarapis in centaur biga, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note The NY coin is extremely worn but just about identifiable; the Frankfurt coin (‘Sarapis links stehend in Kentauren-Biga, die Rechte erhoben, halt mit der Linken Zepter, im Feld oben LIA oder LIΔ’) is also in poor condition and its illustration is very dark. They were independently identified as Sarapis, and so the design is just about attested: confirmation required. Sarapis again usurps the emperor’s iconography, as with the last coin and the coins of year 13.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.55471
2 2     Emmett
3 3     ✸ Frankfurt 262