RPC IX, 668

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 668
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜƐ ΚΥ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔƐΚΙΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius
Obverse design radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius, r., seen from front, with gorgoneion on cuirass
Reverse inscription ⳞΑΜΙΩΝ
Reverse design to l., female figure standing facing, wearing stephane, raising r. arm and resting l. arm on her hip; to r., Eirene? standing facing, veiled, holding patera and child; the child holds cornucopia
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 18.08 g
Axis 1, 6, 7
Reference BMC 337
Specimens 13 (11 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3, 5–13: same pair of dies. 1–13: same obv. die as 642/1–6 (Ephesus), 665/1–14, 666/1–8, 669/1, 670/1–2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: 1841,B.3066 BMC 337, pl. XXXVII.11, rev.
2     P: 3523
3     B: 58/1919, Priene Funde
4     B: I-B
5     C: Lewis 1504
6     C McClean 8438
7     G SNG 1818
8     NY: 1923.130.2
9     NY: 1947.97.441
10     O
11     O
12     Peus 366, 29 Oct. 2000, lot 657
13     CGT coll. = Naville 24, 17 July 2016, lot 291