RPC III, 4585


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4585
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IE = year 15
Dating AD 111/12
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΕ
Reverse design Sarapis (?) seated, left, holding sceptre; to left, lion-headed fountain, on which vexillum
Metal silver
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Vogt, pp. 85-9 pointed out the similar coins of Hadrian year 5 = 5269. He interpreted the figure as Sarapis the provider of drinking water, and compared the design with an earlier altar of Trajan from Egypt which connected Trajan with pure water

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.55235
2 2     D690
3 3     DS