RPC IV.2, 369 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #11

 

Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 369 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbus
City Koinon of Lesbos
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Pom. Septorianos (strategos)
Dating c. 180-182
Obverse inscription ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΚοΜοΔοⳞ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from centre
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ⳞΤΡ ⳞΕΠΤΩΡΙΑΝοΥ ΚοΙ ΛΕⳞΒΙΩΝ
Reverse design to l., female personification of Lesbos standing, r., holding sceptre and small temple; to r., emperor (Commodus) standing, l., in military dress, holding patera over altar and spear; in exergue, Okeanos reclining, l., holding rudder over shoulder
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Average weight 21.60 g
Axis 6, 7
Reference BMC 5, FM 402, no. 559, B. Pick, JÖAI 7 (1894), 6, no. 1
Specimens 12 (6 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 5 found at Mytilene
2     Florence FM 402, no. 559, pl. XVIII.1 (rev.)
3     Gotha
4     Gotha
5     P: 60 Archontidou-Argyri/Labarre 127, n. 9, pl. 23.49
6     B: 1987/836
7     B: Rauch
8     Mytilene Museum 290 = Archontidou-Argyri/Labarre 126, no. 30, pl. 19.30
9     Mytilene Museum = Archontidou-Argyri/Labarre 137, n. 36, pl. 22.50 (enlarged)
10     P: no number, under 'Unidentified'
11     ✸ V: GR 16903 B. Pick, JÖAI 7 (1894), 6, no. 1, fig. 5 (rev.)
12     Helios Numismatik 3 (29/04/2009), 369