RPC IV.2, 289 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 289 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Magistrate M. Sellios (strategos)
Alliance with Nicomedia
Issue Marcus and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating c. 178-179
Obverse inscription ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius (thin face with very long beard), r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΤΡΑ Μ ϹƐΛΛΙΟΥ ΟΜΟ ϹΜΥΡ ΝƐΙΚοΜ
Reverse design to l., Demeter standing, r., holding two ears of corn and long torch; to r., turreted Cybele seated, l., holding patera, resting arm on tympanum
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Klose LXXIX, Serie D, 15–16, Franke & Nollé 1941–4, BMC 489
Specimens 7 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 2576
2 2     vA 2245 = Kraft, p. 62
3 3     ✸ L: BMC 489 Klose LXXIX, Serie D, 15, pl. 58 (V7, R15) = Franke & Nollé 1943, pl. 90
4 4     P: Duplicates
5 5     Mu: 350a, acc. 17863
6 6     N: Fiorelli 8209 Klose LXXIX, Serie D, 16, pl. 58 (R16) = Franke & Nollé 1944, pl. 90 (rev.)
7 7     CNA 20 (25/03/1992), 434 = CNG 53 (15/03/2000), 1091