RPC IV.2, 2638 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2638 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbus
City Mytilene
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors: without personal name but contemporary with coins of Pom(peius) Tryphonianos, strategos
Dating c. 161–163, perhaps AD 163
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from centre
Reverse inscription ΜΥΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ
Reverse design bearded emperor (Lucius Verus?) on horseback, left, raising right arm
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6, 12
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 325 Wa 1398
2 2     P: 1523, under 'Perperene' Wa 979 = Barth-Stauber 64, pl. 7 = Stauber 64, both sides tooled to fit 'Severus Alexander' and 'Perperene': 'ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ СƐοΥΗΡ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС' / 'ΠƐΡΠƐΡΗΝΙΩΝ' and catalogued as such by Wa, Barth-Stauber and Stauber
3 3     CNG 103 (14/09/2016), 571 = CNG 106 (13/09/2017), 605, both sides slightly tooled