RPC VI, 10128 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #2

 

Coin type
Volume VI
Number 10128 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Annia Aurelia Faustina (Augusta)
Issue L Δ = 4
Dating 220/1
Obverse inscription ΑΝΝΙΑ ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑ
Obverse design draped bust of Αnnia Faustina, r.
Reverse inscription L Δ
Reverse design Athena standing facing, head l., holding Nike and spear; beside throne, shield
Metal Debased silver
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 12.03 g
Axis 12
Reference BMC 1549, E 3031 (4)
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note The L coin was for long the only coin known for Annia Faustina from year 4: see J. Rea, ZPE 96 (1993), p. 130. Close examination suggests no grounds for suspicion, either on grounds of style or fabric. Its authenticity is now confirmed by the A coin, with the same obv. die, but a different rev. die.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1859,1219.70 BMC 1549
2     ✸ A: 625/1072