RPC IV.2, 293 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 293 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate M. Sellios (strategos)
Alliance with Nicomedia
Issue Marcus and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating c. 178-179
Obverse inscription ΑV ΚΑΙ Λ ΑVΡ ΚοΜΜοΔοϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΤΡΑ Μ ϹƐΛΛΙΟV ΟΜΟ ϹΜVΡ 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
Average weight 21.77 g
Axis 6, 7
Reference Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 2–4, Franke & Nollé 1946–50, BMC 490
Specimens 7 (5 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: (Fox) Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 2, pl. 59 (V5, R2) = Franke & Nollé 1946, pl. 90 (rev.)
2     L: BMC 490
3     ✸ G: II, 390, no. 281 SNG I, no. 1535 = Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 3, pl. 59 (R3) = Franke & Nollé 1948, pl. 90 (rev.)
4     Rome: 109074 Weber 6189 = Klose LXXXI, Serie C, 4, pl. 59 (R4) = Franke & Nollé 1949, pl. 90 (rev.)
5     Mabbott 1623, illustrated = Schulman Coin & Mint 97 (06/02/1974), 490, illustrated
6     P: Duplicates
7     Mu: 366