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 Publius Claudius Attalos the sophist
Alliance with Laodicea ad Lycum
Dating c. 169–175
Obverse inscription ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΑ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ
Obverse design draped bust of Faustina II, left
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, left one holding bridle, right one holding cubit
Metal copper-based alloy
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