RPC VI, 3933 (temporary)


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 3933 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Adramyteum
Region Troas
City Abydus
Reign Maximinus
Person (obv.) Maximinus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription AY Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗ ΜΑΞΙΜΕΙΝΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΛΕΑΝΔΡΟϹ(?) ΑΒΥΔΗΝ
Reverse design Alexander the Great in military dress standing, right, at prow of galley entering a harbour, right, looking back, holding spear and extending his right hand; two soldiers behind him, bust of Athena on acrostolium and another on the one behind; Athena seated, right, on a third galley; to left, herald blowing trumpet on high tower
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 36 mm
Axis 6
Reference Imhoof-Blumer Nomisma 1910, p. 31, no. 25
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note I-B read ΛƐΥ[ΚΟΥΛΛ]ΟϹ, as on the similar coins of Caracalla https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/1326 and https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/72905) and Severus Alexander (https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/52202), interpreting the figure, with some hesitation, as L. Licinius Lucullus "zu dessen Ehren vielleicht die Abydener Kunstweke errichten liessen, die an seine Seesiege oder die Überlieferung des römischen Heeres nach Abydos vor dem Friedensschlusse (Appian, Mithr. 56) oder eine andere Tatem erinnern sollten".

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     P: 109
2 2     ✸ Helios 5, 25 June 2010, lot 677 = Helios 5, 25 June 2010, lot 677