RPC IV.2, 9538 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 9538 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Apamea
Region Lydia
City Apollonoshieron
Reign Antoninus Pius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Caesar)
Issue Marcus Aurelius as Caesar
Dating c. 144–161
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Obverse design bare head of Marcus Aurelius (lightly bearded - short beard), right
Reverse inscription ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝοΙΕΡΕΙΤΩΝ(sic)
Reverse design Dionysus standing, facing, head, left, holding cantharus and filleted thyrsus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 22 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference J. Scholz, NZ 43 (1910), 24, no. 126
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Yale: ex PRF GRPCL Apollonoshieron 29, obverse legend as 'M AYΡΗΛIOC KAICAΡ'
2 2     V: GR 32885
3 3     ✸ Private coll. CGT, ex Lanz
4 4     J. Scholz, NZ 43 (1910), 24, no. 126 (obverse as 'L. Verus caesar') = M. Bernhart, JNG 1 (1949), 449 (obverse as 'Lucius Verus') = GRPCL Apollonoshieron 31 (not illustrated, under 'Lucius Verus' but noted as possible coin of Marcus as Caesar)