RPC III, 4730.1


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4730.1
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 ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate half-length bust of Trajan, r., with cuirass and aegis
Reverse inscription L ΙϚ
Reverse design Helios in galloping quadriga, r.; above, small object carried by two birds (?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note Uncertain object above horses’ heads. See also year 17: 4800.1, for discussion of the identity of the figure and the object. Dattari placed all of DS6924-28 at the top of DS pl. 31, which implies that he thought the coins depicted the Emperor in quadriga. See also Münzhandlung Basel 6 (1936) lot 271. Originally 4730 (now 4730.1).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Amsterdam
2 2     CNG 91 (2012) lot 722
3 3     ✸ Naville 26, 23 Oct. 2016, lot 145, ex DS6924