RPC IV.2, 296 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #25

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 296 (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 ϹΤΡ(Α) Μ ϹƐΛΛΙΟV ΟΜΟ ϹΜVΡ ΝƐΙΚΟΜ
Reverse design to l., turreted Amazon Smyrna advancing, r., carrying doube axe over shoulder; to r., turreted Tyche of Nicomedia standing, l., holding oar; both clasping hands; between, one or two prows
Metal Æ
Average diameter 28 mm
Average weight 13.58 g
Axis 5, 6, 7, 11, 12
Reference Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 9–13, Franke & Nollé 1963–93, BMC 491–3
Specimens 36 (22 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     C: Lewis 1412
2     N: Fiorelli 8213
3     A: 5488, ex coll. Postolakas
4     L: BMC 492 Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 9, pl. 59 (R9) = Franke & Nollé 1966, pl. 91 (rev.)
5     P: 2617
6     N: Fiorelli 8214
7     B: Löbb, ex Fox
8     Zurich: 630
9     St Petersburg: 15730
10     St Petersburg: 15729
11     V: GR 19629
12     Tübingen SNG 3234 = Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 10, pl. 59 (R10) = Franke & Nollé 1975, pl. 91 (rev.)
13     O
14     C: Leake 7937, Suppl., p. 74.7, authenicity doubtful: cast
15     V: GR 28582 R. Münsterberg, NZ 54 (1921), p. 139
16     O Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 11, pl. 59 (V8, R11) = Franke & Nollé 1979, pl. 91
17     L: 1844-10-15-193
18     L: 1844-4-25-915
19     B: (Löbb)
20     A: 5489, ex coll. Postolakas
21     L: BMC 493
22     A: 5423b, ex coll. Postolakas
23     G: II, 390, no. 282 SNG I, no. 1536
24     G: II, 390, no. 283 SNG I, no. 1537
25     ✸ P: 2614 Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 12, pl. 59 (R12) = Franke & Nollé 1989, pl. 91 (rev.)
26     B: 18226050, I-B
27     P: 2615
28     L: BMC 491 Klose LXXXI, Serie D, 13, pl. 59 (V9, R13) = Franke & Nollé 1992
29     A: 5487, ex coll. Postolakas
30     Mu: 361
31     Mu: 362
32     Mu: 363
33     Falghera 1176, worn
34     Falghera 1175
35     Numismatik Naumann 60 (03/12/2017), 319
36     Ex PRF