RPC IV.2, 11707 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 11707 (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 inscription ΔΙ⊏ ΝΕΩΚο ΠΡΩΤΩΝ Α⊏ΙΑ⊏ ΕΦΕ⊏ΙΩΝ
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 37 mm
Axis 6
Reference Karwiese 319(a), BMC 247
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 247, pl. XIII.12 (rev.) Karwiese 319 (V4, R5)
2 2     P: 725, worn
3 3     ✸ Private coll.