RPC IV.2, 759 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 759 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Commodus
Issue 'Pseudo-autonomous': Reign of Commodus (Kore Soteira)
Dating c. 180–192, some possibly earlier
Obverse inscription ΚΟΡΗ ϹΩΤΕΙΡΑ ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ
Obverse design corn-wreathed and draped bust of Kore Soteira (head assimilated to portrait of Faustina II?) wearing necklace, right
Reverse inscription ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ ΝΕΟΚΟΡΟΝ, ΡΥ and ΚΥ in field
Reverse design two decorated altars surmounted by baskets on bars; in baskets, branches and stick surmounted with crescent and star; each basket supported by three men handling bars; two men standing on bars, holding torches
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 43 mm
Axis 12
Reference H. von Fritze, Nomisma 10 (1917), VI 6g
Specimens 4 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     G: II, 266, no. 16 SNG I, no. 1208
2 2     P: 393 (Medaillon) SNG 562
3 3     ✸ P: 394 (Medaillon) SNG 561 = Wa 7034, pl. XX.1
4 4     B: 1886/240 A. von Sallet, ZfN 15 (1888), 12, pl. I.7