RPC IV.4, 3289


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3289
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΙϚ = 16
Dating AD 175/6
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription L Ι]Ϛ
Reverse design Harpocrates, crowned with disk(?), raising fingers to lips, holding cornucopia, seated on sphinx reclining, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Reference D 3464 corr., pl. XIV (rev.)
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The type of Harpocrates seated on a sphinx first occurs in year 13 of Trajan (RPC III, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/13203) and is found in a Temple in the following year (RPC III, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/13433). It reappears under Hadrian but with Harpocrates holding a club rather than a cornucopia (RPC III, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/15431). See LIMC IV.1, p. 438 Harpockrates L16, nos. 346-8.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 3464 corr., pl. XIV (rev.)