RPC IV.3, 6491 (temporary)

 

Image of specimen #3

 

Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6491 (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 (ΑV(Τ)) ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ (Αs may be shaped as Λs)
Obverse design laureate head of Commodus, r.
Reverse inscription ΑΒΓΑΡΟϹ ΒΑϹΙΛƐ(VϹ) (Αs may be shaped as Λs)
Reverse design draped bust of Abgar (bearded) wearing diademed tiara, r.
Metal Æ
Average diameter 15 mm
Average weight 1.85 g
Axis 3, 5, 6, 12
Reference BMC 11–13, Cop 193 and 195
Specimens 27 (27 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     L: BMC 11
2     L: BMC 12
3     ✸ L: BMC 13, pl. XIII.14
4     P: 1930 E. Babelon, Mélanges Numismatiques II (1893), 248, no. 16, pl. IV.4 (drawing)
5     P: 1932, broken, 1.34g
6     P: 1933
7     P: 1934 E. Babelon, Mélanges Numismatiques II (1893), 248, no. 15a, pl. IV.2 (drawing)
8     P: 1935
9     P: 1929
10     P: 1931 E. Babelon, Mélanges Numismatiques II (1893), 248, no. 15b, pl. IV.3 (drawing), interpretation as Commodus not certain
11     Mu: 48
12     Mu: 49, worn, obverse legend obscure
13     NY: 1944.100.65857
14     NY: 1944.100.65858
15     V: GR 22838, under 'Marcus Aurelius'
16     V: GR 22841
17     V: GR 22843
18     V: GR 22844, perhaps additional obverse legend variation: ]? ΚΑΙСΑΡ [ΑΝ or ΑV?] ΚΟΜΟΔΟС
19     V: GR 22845
20     Cop: 193
21     Cop: 195
22     O
23     O
24     O
25     B: 17038
26     B: v. Knobelsdorff, perhaps additional obverse legend variation: ΚΑΙСΑΡ [ΑΝ or ΑV?] ΚΟΜΟΔΟС
27     B: v. Knobelsdorff, reverse legend with ΑΒΓΑΡΟV