RPC III, 4692


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4692
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IϚ = year 16
Dating AD 112/13
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 ΙϚ
Reverse design temple (classical) with four columns enclosing anguipede figure of Isis Thermouthis standing facing, holding torch in each hand; (to left, griffin)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note These coins have all been assigned to year 16, on the grounds that the only legible date is L IϚ on D1133, and on K616 = 4739, whose larger bust indicates a date later in year 16. A similar figure appears on coins without a temple: see above 4739. See also the anguipede figures depicted on coins of Hadrian years 5 and 21, identified there as Isis Thermouthis.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1888,0403.23 BMC 543
2 2     NY: 1944.100.56226
3 3     ✸ Naville 29, 26 Feb. 2017, lot 377 = D1133
4 4     DS7254