RPC IV.2, 382 (temporary)

 

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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 382 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Lesbus
City Mytilene
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Fou. Hermolaos (strategos)
Alliance with Pergamum
Issue Issue 1
Dating c. 177-179
Obverse inscription ΑVΤΟ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑVΡΗ ΚΟΜΟ[ΔΟϹ]
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from front
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ⳞΤΡΑ ΦΟV ΕΡΜΟΛΑοV ΚΟΙ ΜVΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΓΑ
Reverse design to l., cult statue of Hecate of Pergamum standing, facing, wearing kalathos, holding fluted staff surmounted by birds(?); to r., turreted Tyche of Mytilene standing, l., holding patera and Dionysiac herm
Metal Æ
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 12
Reference Franke & Nollé 1317–20, Kampmann 114, no. 84, H. von Aulock, JNG 19 (1969), 85, no. 10–13, BMC 235 corr., GRMK 60, no. 1
Specimens 5 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 235, 'Alliance with Perge', pl. XLIII.4 (rev.) H. von Aulock, JNG 19 (1969), 85, no. 10, pl. 7.6 = Franke & Nollé 1317, pl. 62 = Kampmann 114, no. 84.1, pl. 7 (V43, R74)
2 2     B: B-I GRMK, 60, no. 1, pl. IV.13 (rev.)
3 3     B: alter Bestand H. von Fritze, Die antiken Münzen von Pergamon (Berlin, 1910), p. 99, pl. IX.23 (rev.), both legends obscure
4 4     Bergama Depot = Voegtli, Stadtgrabung 40, no. K491, pl. 5
5 5     Private coll. CGT, ex Gitbud & Naumann, worn, both legends obscure