RPC IV.2, 2944 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2944 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbus
City Mytilene
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Person (rev.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Magistrate Marcus Aurelius Proteas (strategos)
Issue Issue 2
Dating c. 177–179
Obverse inscription ΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ Κ Λ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ]
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from centre
Reverse inscription [ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Μ ΑΥΡΗ ΠΡΩΤΕΟΥ ΜΥΤΙΛΗΝΑΙΩΝ (or similar)]
Reverse design in centre, bearded emperor (Marcus Aurelius) on horseback, right, wearing military dress, holding spear; to left, Nike advancing, right, crowning emperor; to right, trophy and two bound captives
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 43 mm
Axis 6
Reference Klose, p. 120
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2278 (Medaillon), under 'Smyrna'