RPC IV.4, 3211


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3211
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 ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L Ι]Β
Reverse design Sarapis, standing, facing, raising hand, holding sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 12
Reference DS 3519 (possibly not = D 3519)
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 3177/1, 3178/1–4, 3197/4.
Note Dattari read that date of D 3519 as [L] Ϛ. DS 3519 seems to have a Β to the r., and its obverse die belongs to year 12. It is possible that the rubbing is not really of D 3519 and that D 3519 is in DS as 9296 (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/coin/120729) (year 16). The reverse type is otherwise recorded under Marcus only for year 16 (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25476) but this has Sarapis with head l.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS 3519 (possibly not = D 3519) = Naville Numismatics 75, 31 July 2022, lot 361
2 2     Holman coll.