RPC IV.2, 2109 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2109 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Laodicea ad Lycum
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Alliance with Nicomedia
Dating c. 178–179
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ ϹΕ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from front
Reverse design to left, Demeter of Nicomedia standing, right, holding poppy, two ears of corn and long torch; to right, Zeus (Laodiceus) standing, left, holding eagle and long sceptre; between, lighted altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 277
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 277, pl. LIII.5 (rev.)
2 2     P: 1575
3 3     P: Gaudin 50, under 'Nicomedia'
4 4     Trade = J. Hirsch 13 (15/05/1905), coll. Rhousopoulos, 4145, pl. XLIX (rev.), under 'Metropolis in Phrygia'