RPC IV.2, 3173 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 3173 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Troas
City Alexandria
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Group 3: bare bust
Dating c. 184–190
Obverse inscription COMMODVS ANTONINVS AV
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Commodus (long beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COL AVG TROAD
Reverse design cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on short column, right, having quiver at shoulder, holding bow and patera over lighted tripod entwined by serpent; to right, laurel-tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 1, 2, 12
Reference Cop 131 corr.
Specimens 8 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Cop: 131, obverse as 'laureate'
2 2     ✸ B: (Löbb)
3 3     NY: under 'Marcus Aurelius'
4 4     V: GR 16608, obverse legend obscure, under 'Lucius Verus'
5 5     SNG Arikantürk I, no. 111
6 6     Winterthur Bloesch 2, no. 2706, ex coll. F. Imhoof-Blumer, obverse tooled
7 7     SNG Arikantürk I, no. 114
8 8     Braunschweig SNG 977, obverse legend obscure, obverse tooled