RPC IV.3, 6490 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6490 (temporary)
Province Mesopotamia
Region Mesopotamia
City Edessa
Reign Abgar VIII
Person (obv.) Abgar VIII (king)
Issue Abgar VIII, son of Ma´nu VIII
Dating 179–192
Obverse inscription ]ΛΙΟϹ(?) ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ ϹΕ(?)
Obverse design laureate head of Commodus, right
Reverse inscription ΑΒΓΑΡΟΥ ΒΑϹΙΛΟϹ(ΥϹ)(sic) (Αs shaped as Λs)
Reverse design draped bust of Abgar (bearded) wearing diademed tiara, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 15 mm
Axis 6
Reference BMC 10, Cop 194
Specimens 4 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 10
2 2     Cop: 194
3 3     B: (Fox)
4 4     B: I-B, broken, 2.01g, both legends mostly obscure, attribution to this type uncertain