RPC IV.4, 3223


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3223
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 Α[ΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass(?) and paludamentum, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription L Ι[Β
Reverse design Zeus seated, left, holding patera and long sceptre; at his feet, eagle
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 12
Reference DS Suppl pl 23, 36
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 3191/1, 3220/1–2.
Note For the obverse type see the note on https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/58778. The obverse die-link to coins of year 12 (or plausibly of year 12) and the use of this reverse type in that year (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25418) makes the dating highly plausible.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS Suppl pl 23, 36 = Naville Numismatics 64, 21 Mar. 2021, lot 374