RPC IV.1, 8724 (temporary)


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Coin type
Volume IV.1
Number 8724 (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 ΕΠΙ ΘΕΑϹ ΦΑΥϹΤΙΝΗϹ
Reverse design prow, right; on top, emperor standing on base, left, extending right hand, holding spear; before emperor, trophy
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Axis 6
Reference Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2057
Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ C McClean II, 4250, pl. 153.14 = Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 2057/1, pl. 126 (V17 and R21), cast at the Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin
2 2     Gotha
3 3     L: 1921-1-10-8 Weber 2575