RPC IV.2, 1431 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1431 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Caesar)
Dating 175-177
Obverse inscription Λ ΑVΡ ΚοΜοΔοϹ ΚΑ (Δ with long serifs)
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from centre
Reverse inscription ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ (Ρ shaped as Þ, Ω as closed ∩)
Reverse design cult statue of Kore of Sardis standing, facing, wearing tall crown surmounted by crescent; to l., ear of corn; to r., poppy
Metal Æ
Average diameter 22 mm
Average weight 5.21 g
Axis 12
Reference Hochard 1964, BMC 145
Specimens 3

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 145
2     ✸ L: 1915-6-3-56 GRPCL Sardes (Sardis) 461
3     Winterthur Bloesch 2, no. 3937, ex coll. F. Imhoof-Blumer = Hochard 1964a, pl. 112, perhaps with additional obverse legend variation ΚΑΙ instead of ΚΑ