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, right, seen from rear
Reverse design to right, turreted Tyche seated, right, with cista mystica on knees; to left, bearded mountain-god Tmolos advancing, right, carrying vine-branch with grapes over shoulder, crowning Tyche
Metal copper-based alloy
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 Number Museum Bibliography
1 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 2     Private coll. CGT, ex Forum Ancient Coins
3 3     Aufhäuser 13 (07/10/1997), 398, obverse lightly double struck
4 4     ✸ Leu Numismatik 4 (24/05/2019), 444 = Leu Numismatik 7 (24/10/2020), 1450