RPC IV.4, 2040


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2040
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΚΒ = 22
Dating AD 158/9
Obverse inscription ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ ΕΥϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate head of Antoninus Pius with traces of drapery, right
Reverse inscription L ΚΒ
Reverse design Roma (or Ares) seated on cuirass, left, holding Nike and parazonium
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 11, 12
Reference DS 8088
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note The figure is conventionally described as Ares but a similar figure is identified as Roma by inscriptions on some issues of AD 161. Ares (or Mars) is not normally shown as seated on Roman Provincial or Imperial coins. Compare https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24522, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24515, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/24546.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     A: D 1922A / 2968 / 12247
2 2     ✸ DS 8088 = Naville Numismatics 43, 23 Sept. 2018, lot 301