RPC IV.2, 923 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 923 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Orthosia
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΡΑ(sic) ΑΥ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ΟΡΘΩϹΙΕΩ[Ν]
Reverse design nude Dioscuri standing, facing, heads turned towards each other, each holding chlamys and spear; between two horses
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 12
Reference KM 149, no. 3 corr.
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: I-B KM 149, no. 3, misreading obv. legend as 'ΑVΤΚΡΑ Μ ΟVΗΡΟϹ ϹƐΒ' and hence interpreting the emperor as 'Marcus Aurelius'
2 2     ✸ B: (Löbb)
3 3     P: 876, obverse legend worn, therefore perhaps different type; authenticity doubtful: forgery?
4 4     O
5 5     Private coll. CGT = Themis Numismatics 8 (18/10/2020), 478