RPC IV.1, 5256 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 5256 (temporary)
Province Achaea
Region Peloponnesus
Subregion Argolis
City Argos
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating 161–169
Obverse inscription Υ]ΗΡΟϹ ΑΥΓΟΥϹ(Τ)ΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right
Reverse inscription ΑΡΓΕΙΩΝ
Reverse design Zeus seated, left, holding patera and long sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 1, 5, 6, 10
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1840-2-17-218, obverse legend with ΑVΓΟΥСΟС(sic)
2 2     P: 138 (identification of reverse figure as male not entirely certain, coin might belong to similar type https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/32369 with seated Hera)
3 3     ✸ L: 1890-1-10-2
4 4     NY: 1944.100.39597
5 5     Bern: Righetti 490, reverse as 'Hera'