RPC III, 4812A

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4812A
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 uncertain laureate bust of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription [L Ι?]Ζ
Reverse design Triptolemus in chariot, left, pulled by two winged serpents
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 1
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note This seems to be the only example of the type to l. As the obv. and date are illegible, confirmation is required. Although a Ζ (as in L ΙΖ) seems to be visible on the reverse, Triptolemus is not otherwise attested in year 17, thus perhaps making that year unlikely.
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ The Coin Cabinet Ancients 7, 23 Feb. 2024, lot 290