RPC IV.4, 3375


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3375
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year
Dating AD 161/80
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΕ(??)
Reverse design Elpis standing, left, holding flower
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note This coin is a bit of a mystery. The traces of the date appears to read L ΙƐ but not certainly. No other coins of year 15 have a portrait with traces of drapery. Laureate portraits with traces of drapery are otherwise found on the AE 23 denomination only in years 4 and 6. No parallel for the obverse die can be found. The obverse looks closest to year 6.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 24854