RPC III, 4613.1


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4613.1
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 bust of Trajan, right, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear
Reverse inscription L ΙΕ
Reverse design Harpocrates of Canopus with crocodile body, standing, left, (on basis), raising finger to lips and holding cornucopia; (to left, altar)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note The design is discussed by A. Geissen, ‘La politique monétaire des Antonins’, in F. Duyrat and O. Picard (eds.), L’exception égyptienne? Production et échanges monétaires en Égypte hellénistique et romaine, Actes du Colloque à Alexandria 13-15 Avril 2002, Études alexandrines 10 (2005), p. 315, who prefers a description as ‘Harpocrates-Sobek of the Menelaus’.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1845,1217.93 BMC 462
2 2     DS7051 = Naville Numismatics 53, 3 Nov. 2019, lot 279