RPC IV.4, 16610 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 16610 (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 ΑVΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟϹ ϹƐ
Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, r.
Reverse inscription L Ι]Ϛ
Reverse design Harpocrates, crowned with disk(?), raising fingers to lips, holding cornucopia, seated on sphinx reclining, l.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Reference D 3464 corr., pl. XIV (rev.)
Specimens 1
Note The type of Harpocrates seated on a sphinx first occurs in year 13 of Trajan (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/13203) and is found in a Temple in the following year (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/13433).It reappears under Hadrian but with Harpocrates holding a club rather than a cornucopia (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/15431). See LIMC IV.1: 438Harpockrates L16, nos. 346-8.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ D 3464 corr., pl. XIV (rev.)