RPC IV.4, 2777 (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 2777 (forgery)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Year Ɛ = 5
Dating AD 164/5
Obverse inscription ΦΑΥϹΤΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, right
Reverse inscription L Ε
Reverse design monumental altar or flat-roofed temple with four garlanded columns enclosing female figure dropping incense on altar(?); above, pyre; acroteria in form of aphlasta
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Tooled confection. The portrait type is wrong for this or any other date. The spelling ΦΑVϹΤƐΙΝΑ is known only on one die for Pius year 21 but not in this configuration. Possibly tooled from a coin of Faustina under Pius of year 15 with this reverse type cf. https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/23640.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ G SNG 4272 = MacDonald III, 479, no. 528