RPC IX, 670


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 670
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΜΕ ΚΥ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius
Obverse design radiate and cuirassed bust of Decius, right, seen from front, with gorgoneion on cuirass
Reverse inscription ϹΑΜΙΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΙΩΝΙΑϹ
Reverse design Nemesis standing facing, wearing long chiton, right hand on chest; at right, cult statue of Samian Hera, standing facing, wearing serpent-coiled kalathos, holding in each hand patera from which fillet hangs
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 642/1–6 (Ephesus), 665/1–14, 666/1–8, 668/1–13, 669/1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 3519
2 2     B: 7016