RPC IV.2, 2945 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 2945 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Naevius Quintus Maximus (strategos)
Alliance with Smyrna
Issue ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟС
Dating c. 180–182
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ ΝΑΙΒ ΚΥΙΝΤΟΥ ϹΜΥΡΝΑ ΚΥΖΙΚΟϹ
Reverse design in centre, Commodus (bearded) in military dress standing, facing, head, left, holding spear and sword; between turreted Tychai of Smyrna (l.) and Cyzicus (r.), standing, facing each other, each holding long transverse sceptre and crowning emperor
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 42 mm
Axis 6
Reference Franke & Nollé 1038 corr., D. Salgado, OMNI 9 (2015), p. 178 (Tipo VI)
Specimens 3 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2321 (Medaillon), under 'Smyrna' Franke & Nollé 1038, pl. 46 (rev.) and pl. 47 (obv.)
2 2     Linz, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum = B. Prokisch, MÖNG, 40/5 (2000), 87, no. 2, found at Enns, Austria
3 3     Florence Williams, Florence(Mysia) no. 13