RPC III, 705

 

Image of specimen #15

 

Coin type
Volume III
Number 705
Province Thrace
Region Thrace
City Perinthus
Reign Trajan
Person (obv.) Trajan (Augustus)
Magistrate Iuventius Celsus (presbeutès)
Dating AD 109/12
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΚΑΙ ϹΕ ΓΕΡ ΔΑ
Obverse design laureate head of Trajan, r., with aegis on l. shoulder
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΙΟΥΟΥ ΚΕΛϹ ΠΡΕϹ ΠΕΡΙΝ
Reverse design lion skin over club
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 5.03 g
Axis 5, 6, 7, 12
Reference Sch 359–63
Specimens 16
Note E. Chiricat comments: 'To be translated Iuventius Celsus pres(byteros) = Iuventius Celsus the Elder; πρεσβευτής καὶ ἀντιστράτηγος = legatus pro praetore is also possible, even though Perinthos was a Greek city. It all depends on the local habit, which I am not familiar with.'
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Lanz 78, 25 Nov. 1996, lot 592
2     C SNG 1750
3     B: 18239224, 203/1928
4     V: GR 8880
5     O
6     Amsterdam: S 2527
7     Amsterdam: S 2528
8     Gotha
9     St Florian St Florian
10     Lischine 744
11     Naumann 67, 1 July 2018, lot 319
12     Agora Auctions Numismatic 75 (Buggey), 10 July 2018, lot 142
13     CGT coll.
14     CGT coll. (exSavoca 19 Blue, 21 Apr. 2019, lot 689)
15     ✸ Numismatic Naumann 88, 5 Apr. 2020, lot 386
16     Numismatik Naumann 102, 2 May 2021, lot 414