RPC IV.2, 10148 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 10148 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Mysia
City Pergamum
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Reverse legend obscure but shared obverse die with the issue of Tiberius Claudius Aristeas, strategos
Dating c. 169–175 (perhaps until AD 180)
Obverse inscription Υ ΚΑΙ Μ] ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ [ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ]
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (long beard with long curls) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription (reverse legend obscure)
Reverse design Athena seated, right, holding spear and Nike(?); leaning against seat, shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 12
Reference Weisser —
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: Rauch
2 2     P: 846, under 'Miletopolis' SNG 1319 = Kraft, pl. 89, no. 26 = Schwertheim 45, pl. XIII.52, all under 'Miletopolis'; heavily tooled, obverse legend altered to fit Commodus: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟС, reverse legend modified to fit Miletopolis and its 'magistrate' Eutyches Alexandrou: ΕΥΤΥΧΟΥΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΜΕΙΛΗΤΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ. Kraft, pp. 60–1, pl. 89.26 wrongly used this coin as evidence that towards the end of Commodus' reign Miletopolis was supplied by the workshop »Pergamon«.