RPC III, 1746


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1746
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Mysia
City Pergamum
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Aelius (Caesar)
Dating AD 136/7
Obverse inscription Λ ΑΙΛΙΟϹ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ
Nominative Lucius Aelius Caesar
Obverse design bare head of Aelius
Reverse inscription ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, [ϹΕΕΙΝ[ΟΥϹ] (in ex.)
Reverse design River-god Seleinous reclining left, wearing himation over lower limbs, holding reed in right hand, his left arm resting on over-turned urn, from which water flows
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 6
Reference SNG France 2103 corr.
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Note The name of the river was read on the worn specimen /1 as ΚΗΤΕΙΟϹ, as on RPC III, 1745. But the new specimen shows the correct reading. The river ϹΕΛΕΙΝΟΥϹ also appears on coins of Marcus Aurelius, paired with the Keteios (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/36796and https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/36808).
Correction Corrected coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 1253 SNG 2103
2 2     ✸ Savoca, eBay
3 3     B: 18265916, 1901/708