RPC IV.2, 305 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 305 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Smyrna
Region Ionia
City Smyrna
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Ai. Herakleides (strategos)
Alliance with Sparta
Dating c. 184-190
Obverse inscription ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (long beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ϹΤΡ (ΑΙ) ΗΡΑΚΛƐΙΔΟV ϹΜVΡ ΛΑΚƐΔΑ(Ι) ΟΜΟ
Reverse design to l., hero Lakedaimonios standing, facing, head, r., holding branch and spear; beside, shield; to r., Zeus Akraios seated, l., holding Nike and long sceptre
Metal Æ
Average diameter 31 mm
Axis 5, 6, 12
Reference Klose LXXXI, Serie F, 37–8, Franke & Nollé 2119–25
Specimens 8 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 2610 Klose LXXXI, Serie F, 37, pl. 61 (R36) = Franke & Nollé 2119, pl. 94 (rev.)
2 2     A: 5486, ex coll. Postolakas Klose LXXXI, Serie F, 37, pl. 61 (V12)
3 3     G: II, 389, no. 278, pl. 52.18 (rev.) SNG I, no. 1540F, authenticity doubtful: cast, tooled
4 4     Private coll. C. Foss, New York = Klose LXXXI, Serie F, 38, pl. 61 (V14, R37) = Franke & Nollé 2122, pl. 94 (rev.)
5 5     N: Fiorelli 8212
6 6     Private coll. = Mabbott 1622, illustrated = J. Aiello (New York) 5 (November 1972), coll. C.G. Morris, 268
7 7     A: 5485
8 8     Mu: 370