RPC I, 3852


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3852
Province Kingdom of Commagene
Region Commagene
City Kingdom of Commagene
Reign Antiochus IV of Commagene
Person (obv.) Antiochus IV of Commagene (king)
Issue I. Bevelled edge
Obverse design diademed head of Antiochus IV, r.
Reverse inscription ΚΟΜΜΑΓΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design scorpion; all in wreath (wreath enclosed in lines)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Axis 12
Reference BMC 6
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Note Countermarks: see introduction. 3852-67 For the coinage of Antiochus IV, see Butcher, CRS, pp. 455-9. 3852-65. R. Dillen, Kingdom of Commagene: Punches and Countermarks, in J.-M. Doyen et V. Geneviève (ed.), Hekátê triformis. Mélanges de numismatique et d’archéologie en mémoire de Marc Bar, Travaux du cercle d’Études Numismatiques 17, Bruxelles, 2017, pp. 103-18, lists 13 different countermarks which were applied on diassaria (?) of Antiochus IV and Iotape. Only one assarion (?) of Epiphanes and Callinicus is known with a countermark, whereas about 160 diassaria (?) known to the author were countermarked, a proportion of 30% of the total of known coins. Some of these countermarks are also found on the Antiochene coinage.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L BMC 6
2 2     P: Gaudin
3 3     ✸ CGB MBS 59, 19 June 2013, lot 30
4 4     Biga EA 13, 13 Nov. 2022, lot 405