RPC IX, 1596

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 1596
Province Mesopotamia
Region Mesopotamia
City Rhesaena
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus) ; Herennius Etruscus (Caesar)
Issue Group 2
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Γ Μ Κ ΤΡ ΔƐΚΙΟϹ ϹƐΒ ΚΥ ƐΡ ƐΤΡ Μ ΔƐΚΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius Aug (et) Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius Caesar
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius, r., seen from front, facing bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Etruscus, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹƐΠ ΚΟΛ ΡΗϹΑΙΝΗϹΙⲰΝ L III P
Reverse design priest ploughing with two oxen, r., holding staff; above, eagle on palm with wreath in beak; in exergue, river god (Chaboras) swimming
Metal Æ
Average diameter 26 mm
Average weight 10.53 g
Axis 11, 12
Reference Castelin 189–91
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1901,0706.35 BMC 38, pl. XVIII.15 = Castelin 189
2     B: I-B Castelin 190b
3     A: 83/6227 Castelin 191
4     N Castelin 190a