RPC IV.4, 2812


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2812
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Year Ɛ = 5
Dating AD 164/5
Obverse inscription Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ] ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design radiate head of Lucius Verus with traces of drapery, left
Reverse inscription L Ε (?)
Reverse design griffin seated, left, paw on wheel
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Date requires confirmation. The date was read as L Ϛ by Zoëga. From the digital image L Ɛ looks more plausible. In year 5 there is a parallel radiate AE 27 issue for Marcus with a left facing griffin, although it is not from the same reverse die: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25048. Year 5 is also the only year with parallels for left-facing busts on the AE 27 denomination under Marcus Aurelius. Zoëga claimed to read the obverse incription in full.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Vat: Mt.Gr.Aegyptus.NummiAlexandrini.918 Zoëga p. 233, no. 49 (pl. XIV) corr.?