RPC IV.4, 3003


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3003
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(ΟΝ) ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΝ ϹΕ
Obverse design bare head of Marcus Aurelius, left
Reverse inscription L Ζ
Reverse design to left, Roma standing, facing, head, right, holding parazonium and holding up wreath; to right, emperor, laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing facing, head, left, holding small figure of Nike; at his feet, small male figure, wearing high cap, kneeling, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Reference DS 9219
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)
Die-links 1, 3: same obv. die as 2874/1–2, 2901/1–5, 3011/3–4, 3012/1. 2, 4: same obv. die.
Note One die has ΑVΡΗΛΙΟΝ. The other die may be the same but the terminal ΟΝ is not visible on any specimen struck from it .

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1845,1217.126 BMC 1304 corr. = BMC Suppl pl. 3
2 2     L: 1862,0614.287 BMC Suppl 3071
3 3     NY: 1944.100.61749
4 4     ✸ Aiello
5 5     Sotheby 9.3.1972, coll. Jungfleisch, 121 (Ζ of date reversed)