RPC III, 6299


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6299
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, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΔΙΟϹΠΟΛΙϹ Η ΜΕΓΑΛΗ, L ΙΒ
Reverse design Heron riding, right, radiate and haloed, head facing, wearing military dress, holding reins with left hand, patera in right hand, feeding serpent wrapped around the trunk of a tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 11
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L BMC Suppl. N149, Sotheby’s, 21 Feb. 1929, lot 433 = Geissen & Weber, ZPE 144, 2003, pl. II.18
2 2     A: 4971
3 3     Cairo
4 4     R. Dauwe coll.
5 5     CNG EA 511, 9 Mar. 2022, lot 283