RPC IV.4, 3168


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3168
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΙΑ = 11
Dating AD 170/1
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΑ (?)
Reverse design Isis, wearing basileion, seated, right; hawk on throne; on knee, Harpocrates, crowned with skhent, raising hand, holding lotus-flower; before, palm-branch(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Reference M 2610?
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 2: same obv. die as 3222/3. 2: same rev. die as 3169/1–3.
Note The obverse die-link with year 12 and the continuity of type from year 10 makes the reading L ΙΑ plausibe (as opposed to L ΙΔ). The obverse die is incredibly close to one from year 10: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/69856.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     O: HCR33716 M 2610 corr.
2 2     ✸ Naville Numismatics 45, 9 Dec. 2018, lot 221 = Matthijs