RPC IV.3, 6283 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6283 (temporary)
Province Arabia
Region Syria
City Capitolias
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating 161–169
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ Λ ΑΥΡ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass, right
Reverse inscription ΚΑΠΙΤωΛΙΕωΝ Ι(ΕΡ) Α(ϹΥ) Α(ΥΤ) ΗΞ
Reverse design temple with six columns and rounded pediment enclosing statue of turreted Tyche-Astarte standing with foot on low base, left, holding human bust and long sceptre, resting foot on swimming river-god
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 1, 12
Reference Spijkerman 7, BMC 1
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 1, pl. XXXIII.9 (rev.)
2 2     Spijkerman 7, pl. 19
3 3     B: 1933/25, on reverse, date obscure, but attribution to this type likely
4 4     CNG Triton XXV, 11 Jan. 2022, lot 668