RPC IV.2, 11524 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 11524 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Philadelphia
Region Lydia
City Philadelphia
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Orestinos (archon)
Alliance with Smyrna
Issue Group 1: ΚΟΜΟΔΟⳞ
Dating c. 184–190
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (long beard) wearing cuirass, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΟΡΕϹΤΕΙΝΟΥ ΑΡΧΟΝΤΟ(Ϲ) ϹΜΥΡΝ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦ ΟΜΟΝΟΙ (Φs shaped as ·Ι·)
Reverse design in centre., Artemis standing, facing, head, right, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder, holding bow; to left, Nemesis standing, right, plucking chiton, holding bridle(?); to right, Nemesis standing, left, plucking chiton, holding cubit
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 32 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Franke & Nollé 1744
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     CNG Electronic Auction 395 (12/04/2017), 283 = GRPCL Philadelphia 295
2 2     ✸ Bank Leu 18 (05/05/1977), 210 = Franke & Nollé 1744, pl. 81 = GRPCL Philadelphia 294
3 3     Private coll. CGT, obv. legend completely tooled, start of rev. legend tooled