RPC IV.2, 1398 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1398 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Saitta
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Crispina (Augusta)
Magistrate Octavius Artemidoros (first archon)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus or sole ruler
Dating c. 179–180
Obverse inscription ΚΡΙϹΠΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Crispina, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ Α ϹΑΙΤΤΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design in centre, nude Aphrodite standing, facing, head, left, covering her breasts with right hand and pudenda with left hand; to left, Eros standing, right, holding torch; to right, dolphin
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6
Reference Hochard 1686, LS 129, no. 6a
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: I-B LS 129, no. 6a, pl. V.16 (rev.) = Hochard 1686a, pl. 90
2 2     Bern: Righetti 1068 MMAG 41 (18/06/1970), 430, pl. 25 = GRPCL Saitta 79
3 3     Aquila Numismatics 15, 6 July 2024, lot 549