RPC IV.4, 3372


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3372
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year
Dating AD 161/9
Obverse inscription [ ]
Obverse design radiate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right (?)
Reverse inscription L [ (?)
Reverse design Nike seated on cuirass, left, holding wreath and palm-branch
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 27 mm
Reference DS 9270
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The rubbing is so unclear that even the identification of the emperor is not certain, although clearly Antonine. In the Antonine period the reverse type is otherwise known only for drachms of year 5 of Marcus. Radiate heads of Marcus facing right are also known for AE 27 of that year. So dating to year 5 of Marcus is reasonable but by no means sure. Nike seated l. had been used for the AE 27 denomination under Trajan and Hadrian.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS 9270