Drachm

Trajan, Roman Imperial, Caesarea, Cappodocia, Turkey, Asia Minor, Roman Empire, Middle East

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112-115

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (2 cm)

Weight: 3.3 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29418

Geography/Culture

Asia, West Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan, facing right, drapery on both shoulders; initialed "G" at mid lower neck; dotted border; crudely done portrait and lettering; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting 6.5 o'clock: [AYTOK]PKAICNEPTPAIANCEB(gamma)(pellet below)[EPM(delta)AK]; Reverse: Draped figure (Arabia) standing left, staff in left hand, right hand extended holding three-pronged branch over small camel at feet; inward reading inscription, moving clockwise, starting 7 o'clock: (delta)HMAPX[E(xi)**Y(pi)AT**]; struck off flan so that the right side of the inscription is missing

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

Sydenham, Trajan nos. 183-5, 189; Weber, no. 299

Old Number

hn 237

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