RPC III, 6298


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6298
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Diospolis Magna (nome of Upper Egypt)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate bust of Trajan, right, nude and with aegis on left shoulder
Reverse inscription ΔΙΟϹΠΟΛΙϹ Η ΜΕΓΑΛΗ, L ΙΒ
Reverse design young Amon/Zeus standing, facing, head right, wearing ram horns surmounted by two long feathers, holding long sceptre in right hand, and ram, left, crowned by two feathers, in left hand; before, ram, left, with same crown
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same rev. die.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1988/169 Égypte romaine, 1997, p. 79 no. 66
2 2     D6238 (rev. illus.), DS pl. 297
3 3     DS10908, pl. 297 = MM Deutschland 1, 16–17 Sept. 1997, lot 584 = Geissen & Weber, ZPE 144, 2003, pl. II.17 = Kunst und Munzen XXII, 1981, lot 291 (Figari - Mosconi 1944).