RPC IV.2, 1187 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1187 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Blaundus
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Caesar)
Issue Faustina II with hairstyle Fittschen 1 or 2: Probably reign of Antoninus Pius, perhaps reign of Marcus Aurelius
Dating 147-176, probably c. 147-161
Obverse inscription Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙ ΟVΗΡΟϹ ΚΑΙ
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (short beard) wearing paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΒΛΑΥΝΔƐΩΝ ΜΑ(ΚƐΔ)
Reverse design nude Zeus standing, facing, head, l., holding patera over lighted altar and large thunderbolt; between patera and altar, eagle flying, l., carrying bone in talons
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Matern 52, J. Nollé, Gephyra 12 (2015), pp. 16-22, BMC 75, LS 51, no. 8, Hochard 579 corr.
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ L: BMC 75, pl. V.11 (rev.) Kraft, p. 64 = GRPCL Blaundos 114, under 'Marcus Aurelius, 161-180'
2     B: I-B LS 51, no 8, pl. III.9 (rev.)
3     Mu SNG 91 = J. Nollé, Gephyra 12 (2015), p. 81, no. 5b
4     B: Löbb, under 'Hermocapelia' GRPCL 'Hermocapelia' 42 = Hochard 579a, pl. 29, under 'Hermocapelia'
5     Private coll. CGT
6     Private coll. CGT