RPC IV.2, 1453 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1453 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Lydia
City Nysa
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Magistrate Asiatikos Kornel[iou] (grammateus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors: Group 1 (incudes coins of Faustina II with hairstyle Fittschen 5)
Dating c. 161–165, probably c. 161–163
Obverse inscription ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (long beard with short curls) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ƐΠ ΓΡ ΑϹΙΑΤΙΚΟV ΝVϹΑƐΩΝ
Reverse design temple with six columns enclosing statue of Mên (Kamareites) standing, facing, head, l., wearing Phrygian cap, holding patera and long sceptre; behind his shoulders, crescent; in pediment, statue between two windows (or globe)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 12
Reference Regling, Nysa 84, BMC 39
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: (Fox)
2 2     L: BMC 39, pl. XX.6 (rev.)
3 3     G: II, 459, no. 3 SNG I, no. 1771
4 4     ✸ P: 850 Wa 2504 = GRPCL Nysa 98, reverse partly double struck
5 5     vA 3046
6 6     Princeton: Inv. 3610 Levy-Bastien 1772, pl. XXVI = Sardis Excavations (1910–14) 233