RPC IV.2, 3044 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #1

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 3044 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Issue Second half of reign of Marcus Aurelius: »Kyzikos«
Dating c. 169–175, perhaps until AD 180
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ
Obverse design bare head of Marcus Aurelius (long beard with long curls), right
Reverse inscription ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design lighted torch on altar, entwined by serpent and surmounted by two poppies; (at base, two ears of corn)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 7, 12
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 347 SNG 693
2 2     P: 348 SNG 694
3 3     Private coll. CGT, reverse with two ears of corn at torch base