RPC IV.2, 2176 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2176 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Phrygia
City Temenothyrae
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius Aruntius Maternus (asiarch)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus or sole ruler
Dating c. 179–180
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Λ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (lightly bearded) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from centre
Reverse design Mên standing in biga drawn by galloping hump-backed bulls, left, wearing Phrygian cap, holding pine cone and long sceptre; behind his shoulders, crescent
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 21, Cop 741, GM 726, no. 640
Specimens 3 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 21, pl. XLVIII.1
2 2     B: I-B GM 726, no. 640
3 3     Cop: 741