RPC IV.2, 1579 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 1579 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Tmolus
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Apollonides (strategos)
Dating c. 184-190
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (long beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse design to r., turreted Tyche seated, r., with cista mystica on knees; to l., bearded mountain-god Tmolos advancing, r., carrying vine-branch with grapes over shoulder, crowning Tyche
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 5, Foss, Tmolus 182, type O, Hochard 2745
Specimens 4 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 5, pl. XXXIII.3 (rev.) Kraft, p. 189, pl. 90.7b = Foss, Tmolus 182, type O = GRPCL Tmolus-Aureliopolis 19 = Hochard 2745a, pl. 166; reverse legend with ϹΤΡΑ and perhaps slightly different ending: ΑVΡΗΛΙΟ[ΠΟΛΙ?]; probably not 'ΑVΡΗΛΙΟ ΤΜΩ' as suggested by BMC 5
2     Private coll. CGT, ex Forum Ancient Coins
3     Aufhäuser 13 (07/10/1997), 398, obverse lightly double struck
4     ✸ Leu Numismatik 4 (24/05/2019), 444 = Leu Numismatik 7 (24/10/2020), 1450