RPC IV.1, 8723 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8723 (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 ΦΑΥ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΩΝ
Reverse design prow, left; on top, emperor standing on base, right, holding spear, extending left hand, holding spear; before emperor, trophy
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2055–6
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     C: Lewis Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2055, pl. 126 (V16 and R19)
2 2     Lischine 328, pl. VI
3 3     ✸ P: 376 Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2056/2, pl. 126 (V16 and R20), cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin