RPC IV.4, 3371 (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3371 (forgery)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year
Dating AD 161/9
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Reverse design bare head of Lucius Verus with traces of drapery, right
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 3309/2.
Note Modern cast (?) forgery concocted from an obverse die of Marcus year 17 and an obverse die of Lucius Verus of year 5 used as a reverse. The die-axis is 6 rather than the normative 12. The coin looks very base.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1950,1006.69 BMC Suppl 3072, pl. 8