RPC IV.2, 1363 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1363 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Lydia
City Mostene
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Magistrate Alexandros (archon)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating c. 161–162
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (medium length beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ ΛΥΔ ΜΟϹΤΗΝΩΝ (Ξ shaped as エ)
Reverse design Apollo-Tyrimnaios on horseback, right, wearing radiate crown, naked but for chlamys, carrying double axe over shoulder; beneath horse's foreleg, lighted altar; to right, Hermes advancing, right, leading horse and holding caduceus; (in right background, cypress)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 6
Reference Hochard 1333, MG 387, no. 20
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Mu SNG 331 = MG 387, no. 20, reverse as 'Amazon' = GRPCL Mostene 49 = Hochard 1333a, pl. 69
2 2     Private coll. CGT, ex Gerhard Rohde, worn, reverse probably without cypress, perhaps with reverse legend variation