RPC I, 3709

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume I
Number 3709
Province Cilicia
Region Cilicia
Subregion Cilicia Trachea
City Celenderis
Reign Antiochus IV of Commagene
Person (obv.) Antiochos IV of Commagene (king)
Obverse inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΣ [
Obverse design diademed and draped bust of Antiochus IV, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΕΛΕΝΔΕΡΙΤΩ[Ν], Ⳟ Α Ν (in field)
Reverse design Apollo, standing, l., holding branch and resting arm on column surmounted by tripod
Metal Æ
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 Museum Bibliography
1     L: 1979,0101.257 ex vA, SNG —
2     L BMC 20
3     ✸ P: 398 SNG 736 = Wa 4215
4     B: Prokesch
5     B: Löbb.
6     Levante 540
7     Levante 541
8     Aufhäuser 4 (1987), lot 180
9     Mu KM 457, no. 19
10     Kovacs IX (1988), lot 110
11     R. Ziegler, Münzen Kilikiens aus kleineren deutschen Sammlungen, 256
12     CNG EA 134, 1 Mar. 2006, lot 162