RPC IV.1, 8720 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8720 (temporary)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Magistrate Thea Faustina II (without title)
Issue Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, co-emperors
Dating 178-180
Obverse inscription ΒΥΖΑΣ (Σ shaped as Ζ)
Obverse design head of Byzas (bearded) wearing helmet, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΠΙ Θ ΦΑVϹΤΙ ΒVΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design prow, l.; on top, emperor standing on base, l., extending r. hand, holding spear; behind emperor, trophy
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 7.24 g
Axis 6
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2049
Specimens 7

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     B: (Löbb) Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2049/1, pl. 126 (V13 and R14)
2     ✸ B: I-B Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2049/2, pl. 126 (V13 and R14), pierced, 6.38g, cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin
3     Dresden: 2866
4     Kress 113 (23/11/1959), 138
5     Sofia Mouchmov 3220, pl. XVII.1
6     V: GR 8490
7     P: Duplicates