RPC IV.1, 8717 (temporary)


Image of specimen #4


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8717 (temporary)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Crispina (Augusta)
Magistrate Aelius Ponticus (heros)
Issue Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating c. 178
Obverse inscription ΒΡοΥΤ ΚΡΙϹΠΕΙΝΑ ϹΕ
Obverse design draped bust of Crispina, right
Reverse inscription ΕΠ ΑΙ ΠοΝΤΙΚοΥ ΗΡ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design two tunnies; top one, right; lower one, left; between, dolphin, right
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Axis 7
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1459–61, BMC 70
Specimens 5 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Agram, National Museum
2 2     Amsterdam AFA Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1459/2 pl. 77 (V85 and R138)
3 3     N: Fiorelli 6359
4 4     ✸ L: BMC 70 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1460, pl. 77 (V85 and R139), cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin
5 5     B: (Fox) Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1461, pl. 77 (V86 and R140) = Cat. 152, no. 81