RPC IV.2, 2707 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2707 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Miletus
Region Ionia
City Samos
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Issue 4: with long beard and Λ(ούκιος)
Dating c. 191–192
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Λ ΑΥΡ ΑΝ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (long beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΠΥΘΑΓΟΡΗϹ ϹΑΜΙΩΝ
Reverse design Pythagoras (bearded) seated, left, pointing with stylus towards globe on column, holding long sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 30 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 6 (5 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 3394
2 2     P: 3637 (Seymour de Ricci), obverse legend slightly tooled: ΑΤ ΑΝ instead of ΑΥ ΑΝ
3 3     P: Duplicates, authenticity doubtful: cast?
4 4     B: (Löbb)
5 5     V: GR 18064
6 6     Aberdeen: 288 Schefold, Bildnisse, pp. 172–3, no. 18 (rev.) and p. 220 = Kraft, p. 191, pl. 92.15