RPC III, 6383


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6383
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Memphite (nome of Lower Egypt)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ϹΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ
Nominative Imperator Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus
Obverse design laureate bust of Trajan, r., nude and with aegis on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription ΝΟΜΟϹ ΜΕΝΦΕΙΤΗϹ, L ΙΒ
Reverse design Isis standing, r., holding long sceptre in r. hand, and raised uraeus, facing (?), in l. hand; behind her, Apis bull standing, r., wearing sun disk
Metal Æ
Average diameter 32 mm
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Note L = BMC N19, 11.67 (rev. ΝΟΜΟC ΜΕΜΦΕΙΤΗC, year L ΙΑ, 27/8 mm) is tooled, as Milne, Ancient Egypt, 1932, p. 75 noticed. DS11008, pl. 304 (= Dattari, JIAN 7, 1904, pl. VIII.2 [rev. ΝΟΜΟC ΜΕΜΦΕΙΤΗC], year illegible, 27/8 mm) is problematic too.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D6296, DS pl. 303
2 2     DS10999, pl. 303
3 3     DS 11008 = Naville Numismatics 69, 14 Nov. 2021, lot 260 ('year 11')