RPC III, 6553

 

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Coin type
Volume III
Number 6553
Province Uncertain
Region Uncertain
City Uncertain
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate P. Calvisius Ruso Iulius Frontinus (presbeutès)
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΡΟΥΑϹ [ΤΡΑΙΑ]ΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r.
Reverse inscription [ ]ΙϹϹΟΥ ΡΟΥϹΩ
Reverse design Apollo naked standing l., holding branch in his r. hand and bow in l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Average weight 10.42 g
Reference KM 530/12; Stumpf 580
Specimens 1
Note The coin seems to read [ ]ΙϹϹΟΥ at the beginning, but as I-B observed: über das zweite Ϲ in ΙϹϹΟΥ scheint im Stempel nachträglich ein Ι gezogen zu sein; und da die Münze aus der Zeit Traians datiert, so darf man mit einiger Wahrscheinlichkeit angenommen werden, das der vollständige Name [Π ΚΑΛΒΙ oder ΚΑΛΟΥЄ]ΙϹΙΟΥ ΡΟΥϹΩΝΟϹ lautete’, and went on to connect the coin with P. Calvisius Ruso. Coins refering to P. Calvisius Ruso Iulius Frontinus, governor of Cappadocia from AD 103/4 (or 104/5) to AD 106/7 (or 107/8) are known from Sebastopolis (RPC 2918) and Cybistra (RPC 3179-3180). On Ruso, see B. Rémy, Les carrières… no. 162 and G. di Vita-Evrar, ‘Des Calvisii Rusones à Licinius Sura’, MEFRA 99 (1987), pp. 281-338. As noted by I-B, the style of this coin excludes the possibility that this series was struck at Sebastopolis or Cybistra. Therefore we must look for another city in Galatia-Cappadocia.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ B: I-B