RPC III, 6372


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Coin type
Volume III
Number 6372
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Heracleopolite (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 Η[ΡΑΚΛΕω]ΠΟΛΙΤΗϹ, L ΙΕ
Reverse design young Harsomtous/Heracles standing, left, wearing kalathos, inside Egyptian temple with two columns decorated with uraei, right hand to the mouth, and cradling club in left arm, on both sides, hawk standing on pedestals
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note NB: DS10950, pl. 300 = CNG 43, 24 Sep. 1997, lot 1156 = ZPE 151, 2005, pl. III.31 (obv. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ CΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ; rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕⲰΠ[; Athena standing, l., wearing helm, l. hand lying on shield, owl on l. hand), is overstruck (Saite nome type). The date is illegible, but Trajan’s portrait looks like those of year 12 or 13

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1301 Price & Trell, Coins and Their Cities, 1977, p. 222 fig. 491 [shrine of Isis with sacred birds on pedestals, attributed to the Aphroditopolite] =SNG 4, Alexandrie 1, 1139 [not identified as nome coin] = Geissen & Weber, ZPE 151, 2005, pl. III.30 [identification followed here]