RPC IV.3, 6552 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6552 (temporary)
Province Arabia
Region Syria
City Capitolias
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating 161–169
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤωΝΕΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass, right
Reverse inscription ΚΑΠΙΤωΛΙΕωΝ (ΙΕΡ) ΑϹΥ ΑΥΤ ΘΞ
Reverse design monumental gateway with two outer towers and six columns schematically enclosing statue of Zeus seated, left, extending hand, holding long sceptre; above (i.e. behind), large conical altar on square base
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 12
Reference Spijkerman 1
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Beirut-AUB
2 2     Private coll. Stephens
3 3     ✸ L: 1970-9-5-1
4 4     NY: 1961.154.184 SNG 1273, date off the flan
5 5     Private coll. R. Hoppensteadt