RPC III, 4538

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4538
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 uncertain laureate bust of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription L ΙΔ
Reverse design Sarapis seated, l.; to l., small Harpocrates standing facing, raising hand; to r., Hermanubis standing, r., holding palm-branch and sceptre (?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note If the figure on the right is correctly identified as Hermanubis then he seems to be holding a short palm-branch and a sceptre: D1035 (‘palm-branch and caduceus’), K562 (‘palm-branch and aphlaston’). K562 is clearer. It looks quite like a sceptre to us.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Cologne Geissen 562
2 2     Curtis
3 3     D1035 = Naville Numismatics 63, 7 Feb. 2021, lot 290