RPC IV.1, 8722 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8722 (temporary)
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Thrace
City Byzantium
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Magistrate Dvine Faustina II (goddess as honorary official)
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, right
Reverse inscription Ε Θ ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΗϹ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design prow, left; on top, emperor standing on base, left, extending right hand, holding spear; (behind emperor, trophy)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 6
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2052, 2054 and 2058
Specimens 5 (1 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     Turin: 2015, reverse with trophy
2 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 3     V: GR 8488
4 4     Amsterdam: 1997 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2058, pl. 126 (V18 and R22)
5 5     Triton 6 (14/01/2003), 551