RPC VI, 9009 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 9009 (temporary)
Province Lycia-Pamphylia
Region Pisidia
City Comama
Reign Elagabalus
Person (obv.) Elagabalus (Augustus)
Obverse inscription IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription COM(?)[ ....]
Reverse design colonist ploughing left, with yoke of oxen
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Confirmation required. The reading COL AE[ ] and an attribution to Aelia Captolina (where the coin was previously attributed) has been rejected on the advice of D. Hendin. The coin seems to read COM[  and the style of the reverse is like the other ploughing scenes at Comama. See https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/73862. Although the portrait here looks more like Elagabalus, it could also be Caracalla.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 1991.749 (with coins of Berytus)