RPC IV.4, 3169

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3169
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΙΑ = 11
Dating AD 170/1
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, right
Reverse inscription L ΙΑ (?)
Reverse design Isis, wearing basileion, seated, right; on knee, Harpocrates, crowned with skhent, raising hand, (holding lotus-flower); on throne, hawk; before, palm-branch(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 12
Reference D 3474, pl. XVII (rev.), DS 9262
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–3: same pair of dies. 1–3: same obv. die as 3161/1. 1–3: same rev. die as 3168/2.
Note It is hard to distinguish the Α from a Δ in the date. On D 3474 the reading of Δ seems clear but may be misleading. The reverse type is otherwise recorded for year 10 (?) and 11. No other types are recorded for year 14.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     NY: 1944.100.61320
2 2     ✸ A: D 2081 bis /1896/7, IA 473/853
3 3     D 3474, pl. XVII (rev.) = Naville Numismatics 53, 3 Nov. 2019, lot 326 = Naville Numismatics 53, 3 Nov. 2019, lot 326
4 4     DS 9262