RPC IV.2, 21 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 21 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Aelius Zoilos (archon for the second time, possibly asiarch)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus
Dating c. 177–179
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΑΙΛ ΖΩΙΛ ΑΒΥΔΗ
Reverse design galley with six rowers and helmsman, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 12
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     vA 1456 = J. Hirsch 13 (15/05/1905), coll. Rhousopoulos, 3390, not illustrated = Kraft, p. 160, pl. 55.14 corr., describing this coin but illustrating wrongly https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/36201/https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/191374 with a temple on reverse instead
2 2     Mu SNG 34
3 3     ✸ B: 1896/468
4 4     V: GR 16576