RPC IV.2, 33 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 33 (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 Υ Κ] Λ AΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ [ΓΕΡΜ]
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΑΡΧ ΑΙΛ ΖΩΙΛ ΑϹ[Ι?] Το Β ΑΒΥΔΗΝ[ΩΝ?] (Ζ shaped as エ, tooled)
Reverse design to right, nude youthful hero (Abydos) standing, left, resting arm on prow, holding chlamys and spear; to left, cow with feeding calf standing under tree
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 35 mm
Axis 12
Reference GM 622, no. 203, F. Imhoof-Blumer, Nomisma 5 (1910), 29, no. 18
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ B: I-B F. Imhoof-Blumer, Nomisma 5 (1910), 29, no. 18, pl. II.16 (rev.) = GM 622, no. 203