RPC IV.2, 405 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 405 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Lesbus
City Methymna
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Magistrate Tiberius Claudius — (strategos)
Dating c. 180–184
Obverse inscription ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΚοΜοΔοϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short - medium length beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑΤΗΓοΥ ΤΙ [ΚΛΑ ΑΜ?][ ] ΜΗΘΥΜΝΑΙΩΝ
Reverse design to left, Athena standing, right, holding spear, resting arm on shield; in centre, Dionysus standing, left, holding cantharus over panther and long thyrsus; to right, nude Apollo standing, left, holding laurel-branch(?), resting arm on lyre(?) on base(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 6
Reference Franke, Methymna II.17, BMC 39–40
Specimens 4 (3 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     L: BMC 39 H.P. Borrell, NC 1844, 53, no. 3
2 2     L: BMC 40
3 3     ✸ V: GR 16917
4 4     Rome: 75810 Calomino MNR 180