RPC III, 4783.2


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4783.2
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IZ = year 17
Dating AD 113/14
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate half-length nude bust of Trajan, right, with drapery on left shoulder
Reverse inscription L ΙΖ
Reverse design Asclepius standing facing, head right, holding serpent staff; to right, Hygieia (?) standing, right, holding uncertain object and resting elbow on column
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note The date is clear on A 1793. The year on DS6970 (last coin on DS pl. 34) is probably L IZ. The design previously occurred only in year 13; however the half-length bust on DS6970 is consistent for years 16-18. DS6971 and DS6972 (on DS pl. 35: figures of Asclepius and Hygieia reversed) are probably other specimens, although again on DS6971 the date is not clear and the figure to the left, though having the same pose, might possibly be helmeted – it is hard to tell from the rubbing.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     A: 1793
2 2     Dem 1072
3 3     ✸ DS6970 = Kunst und Munzen 42, 1980, lot 54 (Figari - Mosconi 129)