RPC IV.2, 398 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 398 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Lesbus
City Methymna
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus) ; Lucius Verus (Augustus)
Magistrate Gaius (strategos)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating c. 161–162
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝ ΒΗΡ
Obverse design to left, laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (medium length beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right; to right, laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, left
Reverse inscription ϹΤΡΑ ΓΑΙΟΥ ΜΑΘΥΜΝ
Reverse design nude Dionysus standing, left, holding cantharus over panther and long thyrsus
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6, 12
Reference Franke, Methymna II.10, MG 278, no. 249
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: (I-B) MG 278, no. 249 = M. Bernhart, JNG 1 (1949), 58, no. 119 = Franke, Methymna II.10, pl. 13.49
2 2     ✸ B: 69 (Fox)
3 3     P: 150
4 4     Verona: 75366 SNG 1498