RPC IV.2, 11269 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 11269 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors: Internal 'alliance' between Artemis and the city of Abydus
Dating c. 162–165
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΛΟΥ ΑΥ ΒΗΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΟΜ[Ο]ΝΟΙΑ ΑΒΥΔΗ (or ΑΒΥΔΗ)
Reverse design to left, cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos; having supports; to right, Genius standing, left, holding patera over lighted altar and cornucopia
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 21 mm
Axis 7
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Private coll. Tom Mullally, rev. legend without ligature
2 2     ✸ Numismatik Naumann 94 (04/10/2020), 306, rev. legend with ligature: ΑΒ{VΔ}Η