RPC IV.2, 1139 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1139 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Ephesus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus) ; Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating c. 161–165
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΛΟΥΚΙοΣ ΑΥΡ ΟΥΗΡΟΣ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, left, seen from rear
Reverse design in centre, cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing on base, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports; between two emperors (Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus) standing, facing each other, each wearing toga and holding patera over lighted altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 38 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Karwiese 319(b) and 292
Specimens 9 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
3 3     P: 1967/1735, ex coll. Maspero, under 'Alexandria in Egypt'
4 4     ✸ B: (Löbb) Kraft, p. 213, pl. 115.21 = Karwiese 319 (R6)
5 5     B: Bonnet, reverse worn
6 6     O: worn, attribution to this type rather than the similar https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/37872 or https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/67388 not entirely certain
7 7     Missere 310, worn
8 8     SNG Tatış I, no. 137, worn
9 9     V-Universität: Inv. 7073, ex coll. Schöller Karwiese 292 (V "Pius 58", R8A), obverse heavily tooled and turned into a coin of Antoninus Pius: 'laureate head of Antoninus Pius, l.' with obverse legend 'ΑVΤΟΚ ΚΑΙϹ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟϹ ƐVϹ ϹƐΒ'
10 10     Agora Auctions 71 (26/12/2017), 147
11 11     Heritage World Coin Auctions Long Beach Signature Sale 3020 (06/09/2012), 25469