RPC IV.3, 6498 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6498 (temporary)
Province Mesopotamia
Region Mesopotamia
City Carrhae
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating after 164
Obverse inscription ΦΑ(Ο)ΥϹΤΙΝΑ(sic) ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ (Αs shaped as Λs)
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II wearing stephane, right
Reverse inscription ΥΠΕΡ ΝΙΚΗϹ ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ (Α shaped as Λ, last Ν may be shaped as И)
Reverse design female figure standing, left, holding round object (globe or apple?) and cornucopia
Metal silver
Average diameter 17 mm
Axis 10, 12
Reference BMC 5
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 5, pl. XIX.9, obverse legend with ΦΑΟΥСΤΙΝΑ(sic) = Walker 3392: AR: 58.00
2 2     ✸ P: 1817, obverse legend with ΦΑΟΥСΤΙΝΑ(sic), under 'Carrhae'
3 3     NY: 1944.100.65854, under 'Edessa in Mesopotamia?'
4 4     Lanz 106 (26/11/2001), 478, pl. 23, under 'Edessa in Mesopotamia'