RPC IX, 693

 

Image of specimen #6

 

Coin type
Volume IX
Number 693
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
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 ϹΑΜΙΩΝ
Reverse design river god (Imbrasos) reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, resting on water urn
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Cop 1785
Specimens 8 (7 in the core collections)
Die-links 1, 5: same pair of dies. 2–4, 6: same pair of dies. 7–8: same pair of dies. 1–8: same obv. die as 628/1–2 (Ephesus), 629/1–6 (Ephesus), 630/1–4 (Ephesus), 634/1–8 (Ephesus), 635/1 (Ephesus), 637/1, 3 (Ephesus), 689/1–8, 690/1, 3–4, 9, 692/1–4, 6–9, 11–21, 695/1–4, 697/1–3, 5, 7, 9–11, 13, 15, 699/1, 4–6, 9–10. 2–4, 6: same rev. die as 694/1–2.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 3607, de Ricci
2 2     C
3 3     C: Lewis 1507
4 4     Cop SNG 1785 = Kraft p. 133, no. 123b
5 5     Mu
6 6     ✸ O
7 7     O
8 8     Private coll.