RPC IV.4, 1413


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 1413
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Year ΙϚ = 16
Dating AD 152/3
Obverse inscription ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΕΥϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Antoninus Pius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Reverse design draped bust of Faustina II, right
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 22 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 1405/8. 1: same rev. die as 1420/1–2.
Note The reverse is not dated, but the attribution to year 16 is reasonably secure. The reverse die is also paired with an obverse depicting Marcus Caesar (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/23190). In both cases the obverse dies are otherwise paired with reverses dated year 16. Such a date is plausible for the bust type of Faustina (Fittschen Type III), which had been introduced at Rome a few year earlier, in AD 149/50.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Emporium Hamburg 71, 8 May 2014, lot 179