RPC IV.4, 16523 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 16523 (temporary)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Year ΛΒ = 32
Dating AD 191/2
Obverse inscription Λ ΑΙΛ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜ [ϹƐ] ƐVϹ[Ɛ ƐVΤV
Obverse design laureate head of Commodus, r.
Reverse inscription L Λ]Β (?)
Reverse design eagle standing on thunderbolt(?), r., head, l.(?)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Reference D 3957 corr.? (DS)
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note Dattari read the obverse inscription as: Μ ΑΙΛ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜ ϹƐΒ ƐΥϹƐΒ, which would be unparalleled. From the rubbing in DS a reading of Λ ΑΙΛ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜ [ϹƐ] ƐVϹ[Ɛ ƐVΤV looks plausible. This form of legend is not otherwise found before year 32. D read the date as ] A, but the rubbing in DS allows ] Β.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 3957 corr.? (DS)