RPC IV.2, 720 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 720 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Commodus (Augustus)
Issue Commodus as co-emperor of Marcus
Dating c. 177–179
Obverse inscription ΑV Κ Λ ΑV ΚΟΜΟΔΟϹ
Obverse design laureate-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r., seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΚVΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ
Reverse design lighted torch on altar, entwined by serpent, surmounted by poppy and decorated with ears of corn
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 5, 6, 12
Reference BMC 234, GRMK 43, no. 12
Specimens 6 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: BMC 234, pl. XIII.6 (rev.)
2 2     Ex coll. Castle Arolsen = GRMK 43, no. 12, pl. III.15 (rev.)
3 3     O: worn, attribution to this type uncertain
4 4     Missere 251
5 5     Stockholm SNG II.3, no. 2034
6 6     Florence Williams, Florence (Mysia) no. 12