RPC III, 4631


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4631
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 temple (Greco-Egyptian) with two columns enclosing an uncertain figure, standing facing
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Described on its ticket as ‘Temple of Horus’, and with the date read as ‘LI E’. The coin is worn and the details indistinct. Even the date cannot be regarded as certain. But it is similar to the coins with the temple enclosing a facing Isis (4444.2), so it has been placed here, even though there is no sign of the two bases. It could possibly be a coin of the nome of Heracleopolites (as WG Gau, pl. IX.92: cf. 6372).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.56299