RPC IV.2, 11283 (temporary)


Image of specimen #5


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 11283 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Ilium
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Group 2: ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟС
Dating c. 180–182
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΙΛΙΕΩΝ
Reverse design in centre, nude Ganymede seated on rock, right, wearing Phrygian cap, holding cup; to right, Zeus in the form of an eagle standing, left, spreading wings, holding cup with claw, drinking; behind eagle, tree; to left, dog and pedum
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Reference Bellinger T 186 var., von Fritze, Ilion 76 var.
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
5 5     ✸ Freeman & Sear Fixed Price List 7 (spring 2003), 248 = Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 10 (11/02/2004), 289 = V. Penna, Chalkous, For Everyday Dealings. The Unknown World of Bronze Coinage (2006), p. 121 (top)