RPC IV.4, 3215


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3215
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 ΑΥΡΗ]ΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝ[ΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ(Β)
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing paludamentum, right
Reverse inscription L [ΙΒ (?)
Reverse design temple with four columns on steps, facing bust of Sarapis in pediment; between central columns, window with drapery below framing facing bust of Sarapis, below which, door between two standing statues (Isis and Harpocrates?); in outer intercolumniations, smaller doors
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–2: same pair of dies. 1–2: same obv. die as 3227/1. 1–2: same rev. die as 3216/1, 3217/1–3.
Note The date is not visible on specimens from this reverse die but there are multiple obverse die-links from it to coins of year 12 and one link to a coin of year 13. The reverse die is distinct from those certainly of year 16, as there is no small triangular pediment over the window. On the other hand K. Emmett thinks he might be able to read L ΙϚ on his specimen so the dating remains tentative.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Dattari = DS 9346?
2 2     ✸ Emmett 2001, p. 288, 11 (Emmett coll.)