RPC IV.1, 8721 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8721 (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 Ɛ Θ ΦΑΥ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design galley with sail, l.; on stern, two standards
Metal Æ
Average diameter 23 mm
Average weight 7.13 g
Axis 1, 6, 12
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2050–1 and 2053, BMC 56
Specimens 5 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     ✸ P: 377 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2050, pl. 126 (V13 and R15), cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin
2     A: ex coll. Stamules 192
3     L: BMC 56 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2051/2, pl. 126 (V14 and R15)
4     C: SNG 1680 Leake 3502, European Greece, p. 31.10
5     Mu: 5a, pierced, 7.58g