RPC IV.4, 2157


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2157
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΚΓ = 23
Dating AD 159/60
Obverse inscription ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΙ(?) ΑΔ[ ] ΕΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate head of Antoninus Pius with traces of drapery, left
Reverse inscription L ΚΓ
Reverse design draped bust of Nike, right, wearing taenia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same obv. die.
Note Garbled obverse legend. The ΑΝΤƱΝΙΝΟϹ should have been followed at the top right by ϹƐΒ ƐV. Instead the die-cutter appears to have started the legend at the top right with ΤΙ ΑΙ, possibly with the ΑΙ repeated, then ΑΔ as expected, followed by unclear letters. The ƐV which should have finished the legend is possibly visible in the wrong place below the bust.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2395 SNG 2718
2 2     ✸ A: D 1941 / 2990 / 12261