RPC IV.4, 16450 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 16450 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Issue Uncertain year
Dating AD 138/61
Obverse inscription ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ (?)] ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ ƐVϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, l., seen from front(?)
Reverse inscription [ ]
Reverse design veiled and draped bust of Hygieia (?), r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 30 mm
Reference DS pl. 320, 594
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note A mystery. The reverse looks as though it might be from the same die as https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/22825 (year 5) but the obverse type is unknown for year 5. This obverse type (seen slightly from the front) with the legend break after ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟ is known for years 17 to 20 and is closest to years 17 and 18. Compare https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/coin/109358 (year 17) which could be from the same die. It is possible that the obverse and reverse rubbings have been wrongly paired in DS. It might also be a genuine coin of year 17 accompanying other busts of gods in that year, if the similarity with the year 5 reverse is no more than that. It is hard to be sure from a rubbing.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ DS pl. 320, 594