RPC IV.2, 2669 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2669 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Ephesus
Region Ionia
City Ephesus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Alliance with Tralles
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating c. 161–165
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΛΟΥΚΙοΣ ΑΥΡ ΟΥΗΡΟΣ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, l., seen from rear
Reverse inscription [ƐΦƐϹ]ΙΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ[ΛΙΑΝΩΝ(sic)?] ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design to l., cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports; between two stags; to r., Zeus of Tralles seated, l., holding Nike and long sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 37 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference Karwiese 340, Franke & Nollé 365 and 322 corr.
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 748 Franke & Nollé 322, pl. 19, wrongly as 'alliance' with 'Laodicea ad Lycum', both legends tooled: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Λ ΑΙΛ ΟΥΗΡΟΥ ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС and ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ ΛΑΟΔΙΚƐΩΝ Ο[ΜΟ]ΝΟΙΑ = GRPCL Tripolis (formerly Seleukeia) 250
2 2     ✸ Falghera 1116 = E. Winsemann Falghera, Annotazioni Numismatiche 2 (1991), pp. 18–21 = Franke & Nollé 365, pl. 22 = GRPCL Tripolis (formerly Seleukeia) 251
3 3     Ephesus: 20 found at 'Domitiansgasse' = Karwiese 340 (V4, R41)