RPC III, 4907.7


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 4907.7
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue L IΘ = year 19
Dating AD 115/16
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΡΙ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ (ΠΑΡ?)
Nominative Imperator Traianus Optimus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus Parthicus
Obverse design laureate nude bust of Trajan, right, with aegis on left shoulder, or nude bust of Trajan, wreath with ears of corn, right, with aegis on left shoulder
Reverse inscription L ΙΘ
Reverse design Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, left, holding reed and cornucopia (with genius) (and nilometer)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Geissen suggested inscription described the bust as ‘Kopf mit Ährenkranz r., Aegis, l.,’, with ΠΑΡ. But the inscription is not clear, and a wreath of ears of corn seems possible, but with an aegis on the shoulder. It seems also to occur for Nilus with Euthenia (4910.8).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Brussels: 421
2 2     Cologne Geissen 694