RPC IV.4, 3195


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3195
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 Α]ΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ [ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right (?)
Reverse inscription L ΙΒ
Reverse design Isis(?), wearing basileion(?), seated, right; holding sceptre and cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Reference D 3472
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The portrait may, or may not, have had traces of drapery. The combination of sceptre and cornucopia is unusual, but is characteristic of Isis Sothis. See also the standing Isis under Hadrian:  RPC III, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/14508. Dattari described the figure as crowned with horns and plumes, which are characteristic of Isis, but these are not visible on the rubbing in DS. Otherwise identifications as Euthenia or Tyche are possible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 3472