RPC IV.4, 2249


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2249
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year
Dating AD 138/61
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ [(Α)ΔΡ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing paludamentum, right (?)
Reverse inscription
Reverse design eagle standing, right, head, left, spreading wings
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Reference D 3104 bis corr.? (DS)
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Assuming the rubbing in DS is correctly paired with D 3104 bis, Dattari read the obverse as ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ [ and the date as ending in a Β. The obverse is paralleled in years 17, 19 to 21, and possibly 24. From the rubbing it looks as though the date might end in a Ζ, so year 17 is plausible but not certain. An eagle with wings spreading is not otherwise known for the reign of Pius for this denomination.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 3104 bis corr.? (DS)