RPC III, 6548


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 6548
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ϹΕΒ(Α) Γ(Ε)
Nominative Imperator Nerva Traianus Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, right
Reverse inscription ΔΗΜΗΤΡΟϹ
Reverse design poppy head between two ears of corn
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 1, 7, 11
Reference Mi Supp. VI, 29/197
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1, 3: same obv. die. 1–2: same rev. die.
Note I-B, GM p. 108 (632), nο. 246 and Taf. VIII, 13 (rev.) attributed this coin to Elaea because of the name of Demeter and the design. But the coin looks like a Bithynian one and B. Zajac pp. 105-6 suggests Nicomedia as mint.
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: AA.GR.10292
2 2     ✸ Wildwinds (Andreas Able)
3 3     Izmit: 2007 B. Zajac, Roman Provincial Coins...in Museum Collections in Northern Turkey, NC 181 (2021), p. 109, no. 15 and Pl. 24