RPC IV.4, 16581 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 16581 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Year ΙϚ = 16
Dating AD 175/6
Obverse inscription Μ ΑVΡΗΛΙ]ΟϹ ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝ[ΟϹ] [
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, r.
Reverse inscription L ΙϚ
Reverse design emperor, laureate-headed, in military dress, on horseback, r., holding sceptre, raising hand
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Reference D 3420
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Note Dattari describes the emperor on the reverse of D 3420 as laureate and with a sceptre over his shoulder. If correct, then the emperor is Marcus and the type may be seen as a continuation of the type on AE 23 of the previous two years: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/25456. These details are not clear on the rubbing in DS but Dattari may well have been able to see more from the coin itself. If these details are not correct then the figure on the horse is more likely to be Commodus, who is depicted on horseback with raised hand and with the inscription ADVENTVS CAES on an imperial aureus of AD 175-6 (RICIII, no. 604).

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     D 3420
2 2     ✸ Aiello