RPC IX, 677

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 677
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔƐΚΙΟϹ
Nominative Imperator Caesar Traianus Decius
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ⳞΑΜΙΩΝ
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing statue of Hera of Samos, standing facing, wearing kalathos, having fillets
Metal Æ
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 2, 5, 6
Reference BMC 336
Specimens 9 (7 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2, 8: same pair of dies. 3–7: same pair of dies. 1–8: same obv. die as 585/1–4 (Colophon), 586/1 (Colophon), 594/1 (Colophon), 648/1–3 (Hypaepa), 649/1–4 (Hypaepa), 650/1–2 (Hypaepa), 651/1–2 (Hypaepa), 671/1, 672/1–6, 673/1–7, 9–11, 13–22, 674/1, 3–5, 679/1–16. 1–2, 8: same rev. die as 686/2, 5, 15, 18–19. 3–7: same rev. die as 686/1, 3–4, 6–7, 9, 12–14, 17, 20–1.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1874,0716.42 BMC 336
2     ✸ P: 3530
3     P: 3531
4     B: Fox
5     Cop SNG 1779 = Kraft p. 133, no. 127c
6     NY: 1944.100.47595
7     V: GR 18160
8     SNG vA 2324
9     CGT coll. ex VCoins Walter Holt