RPC IV.4, 1607 (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 1607 (forgery)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Year ΙΖ = 17
Dating AD 153/4
Obverse inscription ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ϹΕΒ ΕΥϹΕΒ ΘΥ
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, right
Reverse inscription L Δ (possibly originally LΙΖ?)
Reverse design Sarapis(?) standing in quadriga, left, raising hand, holding sceptre (?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The coin is extensively tooled, possibly from a genuine but otherwise unrecorded coin of year 17. The bust type is right for that year and the reverse is known then, although only for Pius. The reverse die is quite close to https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/coin/111681 and might be tooled from a coin from the same die.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1864,1118.535 BMC Suppl 3087 corr., pl. 8