Provincial coins of Trajan - Silver

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Cyrenaica, Cyrenaica. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR hemidrachm (1.67 gm).
Obv: AYT KAIS NEP TPAIAN SEB GERM Laureate bust right.
Rx: ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠAT Γ, Head of Zeus-Ammon right
Gables Coins
RPC3 2; Sear 1068
Trajan 98 - 117 CE, AR drachm Cappadocia, Caesarea, 3.09g
Obv: Laureatebust right.
Rx: Eleutheria stdng left, Pileus in right hand staff in left.
Ex: Incitatus Coins
RPC3 2987; Metcalf 59a; SNG Cop 199
Cappadocia, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR hemidrachm (1.57 gm); minted = 112-116.
Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan right; AVT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM ΔAK.
Rx: Club; ΔHMEΞ YΠATB.
Ex: Numismatik Naumann
RPC3 2996
Cappadocia, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Didrachm (6.74 gm); minted = 112-116.
Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan right; AVTOKR KAIS NER TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM ΔAK.
Rx: Club; ΔHMAPX EΞ YΡATO ς.
Ex: Sphinx Nimismatics
RPC3 2997; Syd. 215
Cappadocia, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR didrachm (6.70 gm).
Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan right.
Rx: Bust of Artemis left holding spear and patera
Ex: Seaby 1962; Ancient Imports
RPC3 3004; BMC 69; SNG Cop 208
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Didrachm (6.92 gm)
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM ?AK, Laureate and draped bust right.
Rx: ΔHMAPX EΞ YΡATOς, Apollo standing left, holding olive branch and bow and arrow.
ex Gary Huber
RPC3 3009; Sydenham 191; Metcalf 65c
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Didrachm (3.15 gm)
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM, Laureate bust right.
Rx: ΔHMEΞ YΠATB, Apollo standing left, holding olive branch and bow and arrow.
ex Ali Arsan
RPC3 2994; BMC 51
TRAJAN. 98-117 AD, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, Bostra, Arabia - probable (25mm, 9.94 g), Struck 98-99 AD. Pergamum mint.
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rx: Distyle shrine with simulacrum of Diana of Pergamum, DIANA PERG across entablature; Cos II, first issue.
Ex: CNG elect. Auction 132; Ex Aegean
RPC3 1310; RIC II 720; BMCRE 709; RSC 53
Trajan, AR Cistophorus (10.54 g, 7h); Uncertain Asia Minor (or Rome) mint. Struck January-February AD 98
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG ΓEPM PM, Laureate head right.
Rx: TRPOT COS II, Cult statue of Diana of Perga set on pedestal decorated with birds and plants.
CNG 72, Lot: 1461
RPC3 1319; RIC II 722 (rarity 2); RSC 609; Cohen 609;
Lycia, Trajan 98 -117 CE, AR drachm (3.12 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Two Lyres, with Owl above center. regnal year noted on reverse.
Minted in Lycia.
Ex: Nemesis coins
RPC3 2676; Sear Greek Imperial 1046
Trajan 98 -117 CE, AR drachm (3.12 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Two Lyres, with Owl above center. regnal year "B" also noted on reverse.
Coin issued to commemorate Trajan's Second Consulship A.D.98-99. Minted in Lycia.
RPC3 2676; Sear Greek Imperial 1046
Trajan 98 -117 CE, Trajan/Mt. Argaeus, Drachm, Cappadocia, Caesarea, 112-117 AD, (2.96 g)
Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rx: Mt. Argeus surmounted by nude figure, grotto just beneath him.
Ex Harlan J. Berk. photo courtesy of HJ Berk.
Very artistic rendering of the sacred mountain with grotto atop.
RPC3 3028; Metcalf-81a
Trajan 98 - 117 CE, AR drachm Cappadocia, Caesarea, 115-6 AD, 3.48g
Obv: Laureate, draped bust right; names and titles in Greek including APICTW = OPTIMO.
Rx: DHMAPX EX YPATO S Clasped hands before standard on prow.
Ex: Berk buy or bid sale 145, Lot# 320
RPC3 3052; Metcalf 83a
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.28 gm). Dated COS VI (112-115 AD).
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP [TPAIANOC] CEB GEPM DAK, laureate and draped bust right.
Rx: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath
Ex CNG electronic auction 88, Lot: 116
RPC3 3065; Metcalf 72; cf. Sydenham 212 (didrachm); SNG Copenhagen 213
Trajan, AR tridrachm of Antioch, Syria Dated Cos II (AD 98/9).
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM, Laureate head right.
Rx: DHMAPX EX YPA TO C, Half-length bust of Baal-Zeus bearded, right, wearing tall headdress, holding thunderbolt in left hand, horse headed scepter in right.
Ex: Ofekecoins
RPC3 3564; Syd 173; RPC3 3564
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Trajan. AD 98-117. Struck 111 AD. AR Tridrachm (22mm, 11.15 g, 6h).
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rx: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in right hand, parazonium in left, left elbow resting on round shield set on oblong shield.
Ex: CNG Coins, e-auction 368 Lot #250
RPC3 3569; Sydenham 179.
PHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR tetradrachm (14.24 gm).
Obv: AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM Laureate head right,
Rx: DHMAPX EX YPAT B Eagle standing left on ground line (more likely a thunderbolt), holding laurel wreath in beak.
Ex: Athena coin
RPC3 3519 var. (bust type); Prieur _____; McAlee426/1 (same dies) very rare;
Trajan 98 -117 CE Antioch tetradrachm (13.61 g)
Obv: Bust right w/ legionary eagle and short sword or club below
Rev: City goddess w/ river god swimming below.
The reverse represents the famous "Tyche of Antioch" which was a statue erected by Eutychides, a pupil of Lysippus.
RPC3 3543; Sear 1089
Trajan 98 -117 CE Tyre tetradrachm (14.18 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right w/ legionary eagle and short sword or club below
Rev: Hercules or Melqart in lion skin knotted at front.
RPC3 3533; Sear 1043
PHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.62 gm).
Year 17 (=112/3 AD)
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Eagle standing on club facing, head left, with spread wings.
RPC3 3544; Prieur 1506
PHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.62 gm).
Year 17 (=112/3 AD)
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Eagle standing on club facing, head left, with spread wings.
RPC3 3561; Prieur 1506
PHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR didrachm (6.03 gm).
Obv: AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM Laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder (?)
Rx: ΔHMEΞ YΠATB,Eagle standing left on ground line, wheat stalk over shoulder, club in right field.
Ex: OfekeCoins
RPC3 3578; Prieur 1485
Syria Antioch, Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Tridrachm (10.61 gm). Struck 112-114 AD.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Bundle of six grain ears.
Ex: CNG sale 63, lot 1095
RPC3 3572  (originally attributed by CNG as minted in Petra, The new RPC lists the mint as Antioch in Syria.)
Cappadocia, Caesarea. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.97 gm). Struck 112-114 AD.
Obv: Laureate, draped bust of Trajan right.
Rx: Standards flanking aquila
Ex: Ancient Imports
RPC3 4055; SNG Cop 216
Trajan, AR tridrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia (Bostra, Arabia - probable). Struck 112-114 AD.
Obv: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TPAI]ANOC CEB GEPM DAK, Laureate head right with paludamentum, seen from rear.
Rx: DHMAPX EX YPA TO C, distyle temple containing simulacrum of Pergaean Artemis.
RPC3 4071; Syd 190; RPC3 1310
Trajan 98 -117 CE, AR drachm (3.03 g)
Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rx: Bactrian camel Left.
Mint - Bostra, Arabia.
RPC3 4076; Metcalf 18; SNG ANS 1158
Trajan, AR tridrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia (Bostra?). Struck 111 AD.
Obv: Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; camel left.
Note: The camel was originally thought to be an ostrich. The enlarged image give an indication why. Ex: G's Ancient Coins
SNG ANS 1153; W.E. Metcalf, "The Tell Kalak Hoard and Trajan's Arabian Mint," ANSMN 20 (1975), 1; RPC3 4051
Trajan 98 -117 CE, AR drachm (3.03 g)
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Arabia standing with camel behind.
Mint - Bostra, Arabia
almost identical to the denarius RIC.245 except for the Greek inscription. The phrase Arabia adquista translates to "the acquired Arabia rather than the conquered. This site provides an overview of Late Nabataean history and its Roman acquisition under Trajan
RPC3 4051; SNG ANS 1155
ARABIA Petra or Bostra Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Drachm
Obv: Laureate, cuirassed draped bust left seen from behind.
Rx: Bactrian camel Left.
RPC3 4080; Metcalf, "The Tell Kalak Hoard and Trajan's Arabian Mint," ANSMN 20 (1975), 20
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (25 mm, 8.6 g.); Year-5, struck 111-112.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Trophy; bound captives below moving away yet looking back to trophy; across field - date L-E. Year 5.
ex: Praefectus coins
RPC3 4153; Emmett-394
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (11.43 gm).
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Emperor in quadriga left, holding laurel branch & Eagle-tipped scepter; Above L? = regnal yr. 6(AD 102/3).
RPC3 4156; SNG France 1024; BMC 394
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (12.36 gm).
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Emperor in quadriga left, holding laurel branch & Eagle-tipped scepter; Above L? = regnal yr. 6 (AD 100/1).
RPC3 4156; SNG France 1024; BMC 394
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (11.95 gm, 24.2 mm); Year-6, struck 102-103 at Alexandria.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Nike advancing left carrying palm branch. L? = year 6
ex: Glenn Woods
RPC3 4158; Milne-563, Emmett-386
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (11.91 gm); Year-15, struck 111-112.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Nilus bust right, cornucopiae behind, date LI?. Year 14
ex:
RPC3 4500
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (12.13 gm); Year-15, struck 111-112.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Canopus, r., on basis, date LI-E.
ex: John Jencek
RPC3 4576; BMC 374
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (11.43 gm).Year-15, struck 111-112
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: draped bust of Alexandria wearing cap in form of elephant’s head, r. LIE
Ex: Zuriqueh
RPC3 4146; BMC 382
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (12.35 gm); Year-15, struck 111-112.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Eagle right, date LI-E.
ex: John Jencek
RPC3 4577; Milne 636; SNG France 1128
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 97-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (11.91 gm); Year-15, struck 111-112.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Nilus bust right, crowned with taenia and lotus-buds, at shoulder, reed; cornucopiae behind, date LI-E. Year 15
ex: Dimitri Markov
RPC3 4580
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 116-117 AD. Dated RY 15 (=111/2)billon Tetradrachm, (12.25 gm; 22 mm).
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rx: Agathodaemon (serpent) coiled and erect right, with grain ear and caduceus, wearing skhent. L IE (date) in exergue
Ex John Aiello Collection; Wayne C. Phillips, Catalogue 164/104; Gitbud & Naumann auction 38.
RPC3 4586 ; Emmet 3369
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 116-117 AD. Dated RY 15 (=111/2)billon Tetradrachm, (11.25 gm; 22 mm).
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rx: Agathodaemon (serpent) coiled and erect right, with grain ear and caduceus, wearing skhent. L IE (date) in field
RPC3 4586; Emmet 3369
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 116-117 AD. Dated RY 15 (=111/2)billon Tetradrachm, (11.93 gm; 22 mm).
Obv: Laureate head right.
Rx: Agathodaemon (serpent) coiled and erect right, with grain ear and caduceus, wearing skhent. L IE (date) in exergue
RPC3 4586; Emmet 3369
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. Year 20 = 116-117 AD. billon Tetradrachm, (12.31 gm).
Obv: Radiate bust right, drapery left shoulder, star before.
Rx: Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopia; LK to left.
RPC3 4916; Milne 778; Koln 705
Alexandria, Egypt. Trajan. 116-117 AD. (year 20) billon Tetradrachm, (10.61 gm).
Obv: Radiate bust right, drapery left shoulder, star before.
Rx: Zeus facing right, date in fields - LK.
RPC3 4921; Emmet 395

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