RPC IV.2, 50 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 50 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cibyra
Region Phrygia
City Ceretapa Diocaesarea
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Caesar)
Alliance with Aphrodisias
Issue bare Commodus (youthful) with Αὐτοκράτωρ title
Dating probably 176–177, otherwise 176–179
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing paludamentum, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription ] [Α]ΦΡΟΔ[ ] [ΟΜ]ΟΝΟΙΑ
Reverse design to left, cult statue of Aphrodite of Aphrodisias standing, right, wearing kalathos; to right, nude Heracles (youthful) standing, facing, head, left, wearing lion-scalp, resting arm on club, holding lion skin
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 7
Reference D. MacDonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias (London, 1992), type 74 corr., Johnston, Aphrodisias, pp. 46–7, Franke & Nollé 965
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Istanbul D. MacDonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias (London, 1992), type 74, pl. IX (O132, R226), under 'Aphrodisias' = Franke & Nollé 965, pl. 42