RPC IV.2, 3072 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 3072 (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
Dating c. 180–182
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, left, seen from front
Reverse inscription [ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑΤ] ΝΑΙΒ ΚΥΙΝΤοΥ ΜΑΞΙΜοΥ ΚΥΖΙΚΟϹ ϹΜΥΡΝΑ οΜοΝοΙΑ (Ϲ shaped as Ζ)
Reverse design to left, hero Kyzikos standing, right, chlamys over shoulder, holding spear; to right, Amazon Smyrna standing, left, holding holding double axe and pelta; both clasping hands
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 43 mm
Axis 12
Reference Franke & Nollé 1041, D. Salgado, OMNI 9 (2015), p. 178 (Tipo VIII)
Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Boston: 1977.602 vA 7376 = Auctiones 7 (07/07/1977), 376 = Franke & Nollé 1041, pl. 47
2 2     G. Hirsch 236 (23/09/2004), 2359, worn
3 3     Gotha