RPC IV.2, 9460 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 9460 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II: alpha with downward curving crossbar
Dating 161–176
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝοϹ (Αs with curved crossbar)
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (long beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΑΜΙΩΝ (Α with curved crossbar)
Reverse design cult statue of Samian Hera standing on wide base, facing, wearing kalathos, holding patera in each hand, having fillets; between two peacocks
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 5, 6
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Mu: 21b, acc 17818, authenticity doubtful: cast
2 2     ✸ CNG Electronic Auction 387 (30/11/2016), 315
3 3     CNG Electronic Auction 237 (21/07/2010), 81