RPC IV.4, 2191


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2191
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΚΔ = 24
Dating AD 160/1
Obverse inscription ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ Ϲ[ΕΒ] ΕΥ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing paludamentum, right
Reverse inscription L ΚΔ
Reverse design sacred boat of Sarapis: Sarapis seated, left, holding sceptre; at his feet, Cerberus; on throne, small figure of Nike; to left, veiled Demeter standing. left, holding ears of corn and long torch; to right, Isis-Tyche standing, left, wearing basileion, holding rudder and cornucopia, and uncertain figure reclining left, wearing kalathos; all on oared boat
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–4: same rev. die.
Note Bricault 2020, pp. 107–8 identifies the standing figure to the right of Sarapis as Isis, and the small reclining figure as Euthenia.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.60880
2 2     ✸ Künker 89, 8 Mar. 2004, lot 1801 = CNG Triton XXI, 9 Jan. 2018, lot 145 (Staffieri)
3 3     Leu EA 16, 22 May 2021, lot 2393
4 4     Peus 309 (2–4. 5.1984), 141, according to K. Emmett ex Curtis and Olympus list 5, winter 1982/3, no. 90