RPC IV.4, 2981


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2981
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Year Ζ = 7
Dating AD 166/7
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ Ϲ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Reverse design laureate head of Lucius Verus with traces of drapery, right
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2973/2–3.
Note Undated, possibly using two obverse dies. The Lucius Verus die is not otherwise known but the Marcus Aurelius die was used in year 7. The issue appears to be an antecedent for the double-headed issues of year 8, which were certainly intentional as the reverses were dated: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25286; https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24475.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2551