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Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Abdera, Thrace
RPC III notes Abdera issued this denomination in two variants, one with laureate heads right and this type with laureate, draped and cuirassed busts right, seen from behind. The laureate head type reverse portrait is older and has been identified as possibly as the deified Nerva or Trajan Pater. The portrait on this type is younger and also appears on coinage of Hadrian. RPC III notes that long ago Pellerin (Mťlanges II, Paris, 1756, p. 85) proposed identification of the portrait as Timesios of Clazomenae, the founder of Abdera.
RP89295. Bronze AE 19, RPC III
673 (9 spec.), SNG Cop
387, AMNG II
897 - 900, VF, dark green, slightly porous patina
6.306g, maximum diameter
19.3mm, die axis
, 25 Jan 98 - 8/9 Aug 117 A.D.; obverse
AYTO TPAIANW KAICAPI CEBACTW, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust
right, seen from behind; reverse
ΓEP ∆AKI AB∆HPEITAI, Laureate, draped and cuirassed
(Timesios of Clazomenae, the founder of Abdera
?) right, seen from behind; ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 35 (6 Sep 2015), lot 368; very rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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