RPC IV.2, 178 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 178 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Alexandria
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue »Kyzikos«: 3.3 bust and COMMOD AVG
Dating c. 180–183
Obverse inscription IMP CAI(sic) M AVR COMMOD AVG
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short - medium length beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL AVG TROA
Reverse design to left, bearded priest (Chryses?) standing, right, holding branch with fillets; to right, cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on short column, facing, holding patera over lighted tripod and bow; behind tripod in background, cypress
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6
Reference Bellinger A 218, BMC 64
Specimens 2 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 64, pl. V.4 (rev.)
2 2     ✸ V: GR 35928 Prowe III, 616, not illustrated