RPC III, 6497


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6497
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Issue Mendesios (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 ΜΕΝΔΗϹΙΝ (sic), L ΙΓ
Reverse design Ba-neb-djedet/Mendes standing, l., wearing atef crown, and sun disk between two uraei upon ram horns, holding long sceptre in l. hand, ram, l., in r. hand; ram, l., at his feet in l. field
Metal Æ
Average diameter 36 mm
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note There are two Trajanic coins of the Mendesios in NY 1944.100.61394-5 (23.77 g, 34 mm and 19.56 g, 34 mm), but their years are illegible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Frankfurt: 1363
2 2     ✸ DS11025, pl. 305 = Naville 41, 24 June 2018, lot 384