Cyrenaica and Crete, Cyrene
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚ, Head of Trajan right, laureate; slight drapery on far shoulder
ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ YΠΑΤ Ε, Head of Zeus-Ammon right, bearded and horned
30.12mm, 20.64g, 6h
aVF, fine style, brown and tan surfaces with touches of red, some roughness
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 408 (25 October 2017), Lot 361
cf. Metcalf p. 83, note 1 (for reattribution to Cyrene); Sydenham Caesarea 232; RPC III 5; SNG Copenhagen 217; BMC Galatia [Caesarea] p. 59, 112-115; Asolati 176B; Lindgren I 1703 var. (ΕΞ YΠΑΤ O); Rec Gen -; SNG ANS-; SNG Kikpe -; SNG Soutzos -; SGICV -
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An exceptionally well-preserved portrait of the finest style of Zeus-Ammon. Minted during the fifth consulship of Trajan.
Trajan was one of the greatest Roman Emperors. A former soldier, he expanded the Roman Empire to its largest size in history. A philanthropist who invested in social welfare and public building programs, he is known as the second of the Five Good Emperors. Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later, Roman city, located in what is today Shahhat, Libya. The city became a Roman province in 74 BC.