RPC IV.2, 291 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 291 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Faustina II (Augusta)
Magistrate P. Kl. Attalos, the sophist
Alliance with Laodicea ad Lycum
Dating c. 169–175
Obverse inscription ΦΑVϹΤΙΝΑ ϹƐΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, l.
Reverse design in centre, Zeus of Laodicea standing, facing, holding eagle and long sceptre; between the two Nemeses of Smyrna standing, facing each other, each plucking chiton, l. one holding bridle, r. one holding cubit
Metal Æ
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6
Reference Klose LXXX, Serie C, 2, BMC 516
Specimens 6 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Rome: 109073A
2 2     L: BMC 516, wrongly catalogued as 'BMC 515' by Klose
3 3     V: GR 17800
4 4     ✸ P: 2580 Klose LXXX, Serie C, 2, pl. 59 (R2)
5 5     Ball 39 (April 1937), 1558
6 6     Mabbott 1620, illustrated