RPC IV.2, 292 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 292 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Sellius (strategos)
Alliance with Nicomedia
Issue Marcus and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating c. 178–179
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚοΜΜοΔοϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription [ΕΠ Ϲ]ΤΡΑ Μ ϹΕΛΛΙοΥ οΜο ϹΜΥΡ ΝΕΙΚοΜΗ
Reverse design to left, Demeter standing, right, holding two ears of corn and long torch; to right, two Nemeses standing, facing each other, each plucking chiton, left one holding bridle, right one holding cubit
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 6
Reference Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 1, Franke & Nollé 1945
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: 519837 Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 1, pl. 59 (R1) = Franke & Nollé 1945, pl. 90