RPC IV.4, 2994


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2994
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Year Ζ = 7
Dating AD 166/7
Obverse inscription Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design bare head of Lucius Verus with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L Ζ
Reverse design Roma (or Ares) seated on cuirass, left, holding Nike and sceptre; by cuirass, shield
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 22 mm
Reference DS 9395
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The figure is conventionally described as Ares but it is identified as Roma by inscriptions on some issues of AD 161. Ares (or Mars) is not normally shown as seated on Roman Provincial or Imperial coins. Compare https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24495.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS 9395