RPC IV.2, 1394 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1394 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Saitta
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Octavius Artemidoros (first archon)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus or sole ruler
Dating c. 179–180
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚοΜΟΔοϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (lightly bearded) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ οΚΤ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔωΡοΥ ΑΡΧ Α Δ(sic) ϹΑΙΤΤΗΝωΝ
Reverse design nude Heracles (youthful) standing, facing, head, right, wearing laurel wreath, resting arm on club, holding lion skin
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 6
Reference Hochard 1681 corr. and 1683, BMC 38
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 38, pl. XXIII.6 Hochard 1683a, pl. 90
1 1     P: 1061 Wa 5173 = GRPCL Saitta 76 = Hochard 1681a, pl. 90, obv. as 'ΑΡΧ ΦΙΛΑΔ', obverse die slightly reworked, obverse double struck
2 2     P: 1062
3 3     CNG Electronic Auction 350 (06/05/2015), 351 = GRPCL Saitta 75