RPC IX, 628

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 628
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Ephesus
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Decius
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΦΕϹΙΩΝ Α ΑϹΙΑϹ
Reverse design Artemis standing right, quiver at shoulder, holding torch in both hands
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Karwiese 986
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 629/1–6, 630/1–4, 634/1–8, 635/1, 637/1, 3, 689/1–8 (Samos), 690/1, 3–4, 9 (Samos), 692/1–4, 6–9, 11–21 (Samos), 693/1–8 (Samos), 695/1–4 (Samos), 697/1–3, 5, 7, 9–11, 13, 15 (Samos), 699/1, 4–6, 9–10 (Samos).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1010
2 2     Cop SNG 491 = Kraft p. 133, no. 123a
3 3     CGT coll. = eBay Ancient House USA