RPC IV.1, 8722 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8722 (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 ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΗϹ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design prow, l.; on top, emperor standing on base, l., extending r. hand, holding spear; (behind emperor, trophy)
Metal Æ
Average diameter 24 mm
Average weight 7.44 g
Axis 6
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2052, 2054 and 2058
Specimens 5

Specimens of this coin type

Number Museum Bibliography
1     Turin: 2015, reverse with trophy
2     ✸ Bucharest-IA: 61/1234 (ex coll. A. Soutzo) Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2054/1, pl. 126 (V15 and R18), cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin
3     V: GR 8488
4     Amsterdam: 1997 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2058, pl. 126 (V18 and R22)
5     Triton 6 (14/01/2003), 551