RPC IV.4, 14083 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #8

 

Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 14083 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Year Ɛ = 5
Dating AD 164/5
Obverse inscription ΦΑVϹΤΙΝΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, r.
Reverse inscription L Ɛ
Reverse design Eirene seated, l., wearing stephane, holding cornucopia and caduceus; before, infant Plutos with arms raised; behind, girl standing, facing, head, l., holding wreath(?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 12
Reference D 3624, pl. III (obv.), XII (rev.), DS 9381, DS Suppl pl 24, 1, Geissen 2114, M 2520
Specimens 12 (5 in the core collections)
Note Some Υ forms. The reverse image may have been influenced by representations of Faustina II seated, holding a cornucopia, and with children: e.g. the medallic representation noted by Toynbee 1944, p. 99; Gnecchi II, no. 34 (pl. 69, 9); Mittag 2019, p. 89; no. 282. Compare also the images of Juno and Fecunditas with children on imperial coins of Faustina II, also referencing children in the imperial household: Beckmann 2021, pp. 36-7; 52-3.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     O: HCR33746 M 2520
2 2     O: HCR33747 M 2521
3 3     NY: 1944.100.61599
4 4     NY: 1944.100.61600
5 5     Cologne Geissen 2114
6 6     Gilles Blançon 31 (1999 - 2000), 1370
7 7     B: 96/1892
8 8     ✸ D 3624, pl. III (obv.), XII (rev.) = Peus 369 (31. 10. 2001), 1181 (Figari - Mosconi 897 corr.) = Staffieri
9 9     A: D 3272 / 2155
10 10     A: D 2159A / 253 / 906
11 11     DS Suppl pl 24, 1 = Kölner Münzkabinett 59 (1994), 505 (Figari - Mosconi 852)
12 12     Matthijs