RPC IV.4, 2105


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2105
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΚΒ = 22
Dating AD 158/9
Obverse inscription ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ [ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ Ϲ]ΕΒ ΕΥ
Obverse design laureate head of Antoninus Pius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L ΚΒ (?)
Reverse design draped bust of Sarapis wearing kalathos, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Reference DS Suppl pl 18, 111
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The photographic image seems to read L ΚΑ. Dattari read L ΚΒ, as is clear from the letter drawn in over the rubbing in DS. If the last numeral is a Β it is at a strange angle. It is possible that it was changed from an Α on the die. The obverse legend and bust termination are most appropriate for year 22, but this style of obverse legend had just started to be used in year 21: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24242, as had this style of bust termination: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/coin/124486.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS Suppl pl 18, 111 = Naville Numismatics 32, 18 June 2017, lot 288