RPC III, 6472


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6472
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Sebennyte superior (nome of Lower 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 ϹΕΒΕΝΝΥΤΗϹ ΝΟΜΟϹ, [L ΙΒ, ΙΓ or ΙΔ]
Reverse design Onuris-Shu standing, left, wearing military dress and helmet, holding spear in right hand, and parazonium in left hand; oryx, left, at his feet in left field
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note A F967bis perhaps belongs to the same series (very worn and rev. inscription illegible

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ A: 5066 Geissen & Weber, ZPE 158, 2006, fig. 8 p. 298: ‘Das Porträt des Kaisers und die vollständige Rs.-Legende mit NOMOC sprechen für eine Prägung am Beginn der Emission, also wohl aus dem Jahre 12’
2 2     Cairo E. Dutilh, RIN 7, 1894, no. 51 pp. 46–47, pl. II.9: “NOMOC CΕΒΕΝΝΥΤΗC (la date a disparu). Mars debout à gauche; À ses pieds un animal que l’on distingue à peine” = Dutilh, JIAN 3, 1900, no. 4114), is very close to Athens 5066 and belongs probably to the same series