RPC IV.2, 224 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 224 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Aeolis
City Elaea
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus or sole ruler: without personal name but perhaps part of the issue of Lucius Aurelius Dorylaos II, strategos
Dating c. 179–180
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ Κ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚοΜο
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (lightly bearded) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΛΑΕΙΤωΝ(sic)
Reverse design two lighted torches entwined by serpents; between, lighted altar
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 49
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 49, pl. XXVI.5 (rev.)
2 2     ✸ B: 5187 JF
3 3     Winterthur Bloesch 2, no. 2817, ex coll. F. Imhoof-Blumer
4 4     Private coll. A. C.