RPC III, 4818

 

Image of specimen #16

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 4818
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IZ = year 17
Dating AD 113/14
Obverse inscription
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan (?), r.
Reverse inscription L ΙΖ
Reverse design elephant (?) standing, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 13 mm
Average weight 1.61 g
Axis 12
Specimens 17
Note All these coins seem to depict the same animal, variously described as an elephant (BMC 493), a hippopotamus (K655 = Emmett 708 = KG 27.576, P1205), a gazelle (D1208 = Emmett 704) or a rhinoceros (BMC 500 = Emmett 719 = KG 27.575, P1206, NY 1944.100.56327); an elephant seems the most likely.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L BMC 493
2     L: 1862,0614.154 BMC 500
3     P: 1603 SNG 1205
4     NY: 1944.100.56326
5     NY: 1944.100.56327
6     Cologne Geissen 655
7     D1208
8     Elsen 105 (2010) lot 341
9     V: GR 129973
10     Yale: 2005.6.277
11     Naville 38, 11 Mar. 2018, lot 295
12     Agora Auctions Numismatic 74 (Buggey), 5 June 2018, lot 176
13     CNG 109, 12 Sept. 2018, lot 443
14     Leu EA 10, 7 Dec. 2019, lot 986
15     Naville Numismatics 54, 15 Dec. 2019, lot 252
16     ✸ Private coll. OTH (ex Sol IV, 4 June 2022, lot 102)
17     Sol IV, 4 June 2022, lot 103