RPC III, 4620

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4620
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, nude and with aegis on left shoulder
Reverse inscription L ΙΕ
Reverse design Nemesis, winged, standing facing, head right, raising leg and resting hand on wheel; before, at feet, small head (?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Note Dattari described the figure as ‘Tyche (Fortuna?)’; but see year 13 (the problem of 4414.2). He also says the figure is standing on a thunderbolt, and that it is a ‘testa di Zeus?’ at her feet. It looks more like a prostrate body?

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.55518
2 2     D1060 = Kolner Munzkabinett 60, 1994, lot 501 (Figari - Mosconi 181)
3 3     Staffieri