RPC IV.4, 3370


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3370
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year Κ = 20
Dating AD 179/80
Obverse inscription ]ΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ(?)
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription L Κ
Reverse design serpent (Uraeus) erect, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 11
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. The obverse inscription is very spaced out and was probably an abbreviated version of Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ, perhaps Μ Α ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ, but the reading is tentative. I am grateful to Andrew Burnett for help with the reading. This is an important coin as otherwise the latest known coins of the AE 17 denomination at Alexandria are from Antoninus Pius year 24 (AD 160/1).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 18273191, 1921/1