RPC IV.4, 3012


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3012
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year Ζ = 7
Dating AD 166/7
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΝ ϹΕ (?)
Obverse design bare head of Marcus Aurelius, left
Reverse inscription L Ζ
Reverse design to left, Sarapis as fountain-god standing, left, head, right, wearing kalathos, holding taenia over lebes on stand; to right, Isis, wearing basileion, holding wreath over his head, and cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference DS 9307
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Die-links 1: same obv. die as 2874/1–2, 2901/1–5, 3003/1, 3, 3011/3–4. 1–2: same rev. die as 3044/1–2.
Note Just possibly ΑVΡΗΛΙΟΝ, as on the other die with bare head of Marcus Aurelius, l., but the terminal ΟΝ is not visible on any specimen from this die.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.61747
2 2     DS 9307 = Naville Numismatics 70, 12 Dec. 2021, lot 295