RPC I, 3709

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3709
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Trachea
City Celenderis
Reign Antiochos IV of Commagene
Person (obv.) Antiochos IV of Commagene (king)
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΣ [
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Antiochus IV, right
Reverse inscription ΚΕΛΕΝΔΕΡΙΤΩ[Ν], Ϲ Α Ν (in field)
Reverse design Apollo, standing, left, holding branch and resting arm on column surmounted by tripod
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 20, Kovacs 266
Specimens 12 (6 in the core collections)
Die-links 1–11: same obv. die. 3: same rev. die as 3709A/1.
Note There are definitely some letters under the king's bust, but it is not clear what they say. It is hard to read either ΜΕΓΑΣ or ΕΠΙΦΑΝΗΣ, and ]ΓΑΙ[ seems more likely, although its meaning is not clear.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: 1979,0101.257 ex vA, SNG —
2 2     L BMC 20
3 3     ✸ P: 398 SNG 736 = Wa 4215
4 4     B: Prokesch
5 5     B: Löbb.
6 6     Levante 540
7 7     Levante 541
8 8     Aufhäuser 4 (1987), lot 180
9 9     Mu KM 457, no. 19
10 10     Kovacs IX (1988), lot 110
11 11     R. Ziegler, Münzen Kilikiens aus kleineren deutschen Sammlungen, 256
12 12     CNG EA 134, 1 Mar. 2006, lot 162