RPC IV.3, 6521 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.3
Number 6521 (temporary)
Province Syria Palaestina
Region Judaea
City Raphia
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Marcus Aurelius (Augustus) ; Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating 177–180
Obverse inscription ΑΥΤ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟϹ Κο[Μ]ΟΔΟϹ [Ϲ] (?)
Obverse design laureate-headed busts of Marcus Aurelius (on left) and Commodus (on right, youthful), facing each other, both wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse inscription ΡΑΦΙΑ ΖΛϹ
Reverse design Leto seated, left, holding long sceptre, resting arm on small Apollo with branch(?); to right in front, small Artemis standing, left
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 29 mm
Axis 12
Reference Meshorer, Raphia 3 corr., Price, Raphia 1
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Private coll. S. Moussaieff = Price, Raphia 1, pl. 17.1a-b
2 2     ✸ B: 1931/1180 Meshorer, Raphia 3, pl. III = Price, Raphia 1, pl. 17.1c = A.E. Cahn 71 (14/10/1931), 1117, pl. 33
3 3     Private coll. E. Grosswirth, Jerusalem
4 4     J-SBF
5 5     Z.H. Klawans, An Outline of Ancient Greek Coins (Racine [Wisconsin], 1964), p. 135