RPC IV.2, 30 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 30 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Aelius Zoilos (archon for the second time, possibly asiarch)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus
Dating c. 177–179
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ ΓΕΡΜ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΑΙΛ ΖΩΙΛΟΥ ΤΟ Β ΑΒΥΔΗΝ
Reverse design in centre, Leander swimming, right; below, fish; above, Eros flying, right, holding torch; to left, rock with helmet, cloak, sword and shield; to right, Hero standing on top of tower, holding lamp
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 37 mm
Axis 12
Reference M. Price, NC 1971, 129, no. 15
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1969-6-8-1 M. Price, NC 1971, 129, no. 15, pl. 25
2 2     Mabbott 1345, illustrated