RPC IV.4, 3182


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3182
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΙΒ = 12
Dating AD 171/2
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤ[ωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L Ι Β
Reverse design Elpis standing, left, holding flower
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Reference D 3449, DS Suppl pl 22, 9
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Dattari read the date on D 3449 as L Ι Η? but only the Ι is clear on the rubbing in DS and there are no other coins of that year. The Ι Β is clear on DS Suppl pl 22, 9. There is also an Elpis type in year 12 with the inscription ΑΓΑΘΗ: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25401. No such inscription is visible on D 3449 or DS Suppl pl 22, 9.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     D 3449
2 2     ✸ DS Suppl pl 22, 9 = Naville Numismatics 65, 30 May 2021, lot 290