RPC IV.3, 5778 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 5778 (temporary)
Province Syria
Region Syria
City Cyrrhus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating 177–180
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤΟΚ ΛΟ ΑΥ[Ρ] ΚΟΜ[ΟΔΟϹ]
Obverse design laureate head of Commodus (youthful), right
Reverse inscription ΔΙΟϹ ΚΑ[ΤΕ]ΒΑΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΡΗϹΤΩΝ Α
Reverse design Zeus Kataibates seated on rock, left, holding thunderbolt and over eagle and ong sceptre
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 1, 7
Reference BMC 29
Specimens 4 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 29, on reverse, numeral obscure
2 2     B: 4984JF, on reverse, reading of numeral not entirely certain
3 3     B: v. Knobelsdorff, on reverse, numeral off flan
4 4     NY: 1944.100.65351, on reverse, reading of numeral not entirely certain, existence of eagle uncertain, relevant section off the flan