RPC IV.2, 2018 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2018 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Hierapolis
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Alliance with Aphrodisias
Dating c. 184–190
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from centre
Reverse design to left, Apollo standing, right, holding plectrum and lyre; to right, cult statue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias standing, left, wearing kalathos, holding two apples(?); (between, altar)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference BMC 166, D. MacDonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias (London, 1992), homonoia type D
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 166, pl. LI.10 (rev.), reverse without altar
2 2     P: 1325
3 3     ✸ P: 276, ex P 139A, under 'Aphrodisias' D. MacDonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias (London, 1992), homonoia type D, pl. XXXII (O305, R596) = ex P 139A
4 4     NY: 1944.100.50453, authenticity doubtful: cast?, reverse without altar
5 5     Boston: 61.1058 C.C. Vermeule, Roman Imperial Art in Greece and Asia Minor (Cambridge [MA], 1968), pp. 160–1