RPC III, 4695


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4695
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, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear
Reverse inscription L ΙϚ
Reverse design temple (classical) with two columns enclosing Zeus (?) standing facing, head left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Described by D as similar to 1155 (= year 13: Zeus standing, l., with thunderbolt and sceptre; to l., eagle). Bakhoum followed this in her description of P 1173 = 4449/5 as ‘Zeus debout à g. nu, tenant de la main dr. abaissée un foudre et de la g. un sceptre; à ses pieds, un aigle à g. tournant la tête a dr.’. However the details are not at all clear on the rubbing of D1156 in DS. On the slightly clearer P coin, moreover, the figure seems to have something on his head and perhaps to be clothed; the ‘eagle’ looks more like the stylised way that Cerberus is sometimes depicted. So it probably has Sarapis, as suggested by Keith Emmett.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D1156