RPC IV.2, 285 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #7

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 285 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Magistrate P. Kl. Attalos, the sophist (without title)
Alliance with Laodicea ad Lycum
Dating c. 169-175
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑV ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (long beard with long curls) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from centre
Reverse inscription ΑΤΤΑΛΟϹ ϹΟΦΙϹΤΗϹ ΤΑΙϹ ΠΑΤΡΙϹΙ ϹΜVΡ ΛΑΟ(Δ)
Reverse design to l., Zeus of Laodicea standing, r., holding (long transverse sceptre and) eagle; to r., the two Nemeses of Smyrna standing, facing each other, each plucking chiton, l. one holding bridle, r. one holding cubit
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Klose LXXIX, Serie E, 2–3, BMC 514
Specimens 9 (7 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     V: GR 19910
2     V: GR 30998
3     B: (Löbb)
4     B: 7042 Klose LXXIX, Serie E, 2, pl. 58 (R2)
5     J. Hirsch 13 (15/05/1905), coll. Rhousopoulos, 3798, pl. XXXXII
6     Mu: 351
7     ✸ P: 2574 Klose LXXIX, Serie E, 3, pl. 58 (R3), on reverse, Zeus with transverse sceptre
8     L: BMC 514 on reverse, Zeus with transverse sceptre
9     Freiburg: 12625