RPC IV.4, 3161


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3161
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year Ι = 10
Dating AD 169/70
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription L Ι (?)
Reverse design Isis, crowned, seated, right; on knee, Harpocrates, crowned with skhent, (holding lotus-flower), raising hand; on throne, hawk; before, palm-branch(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 3169/1–3. 2: same obv. die as 3164/1, 3, 5. 1: same rev. die as 3162/2.
Note If this is a palm-branch, as expected, it is rendered in an unusual fashion (cf https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/69855; https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25443). The reading of the date is not certain, and might be L Ι or L ΙΑ. The reverse type is paralleled for both years. One obverse die is otherwise known only for year 10, the other otherwise only for year 11.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.61319
2 2     ✸ V: GR 24847