Dear Ancientboy and Board,
is die-linked to these two bronzes of Acrasus, struck under Commodus
This doesn't necessarily mean the coin was issued for this city, however, so I decided to browse through the plates in Kraft
, but without finding even the above two coins (although they could be mentioned in the text). Even so, on Tafel 87, there are several bronzes, minted for Lydian and Mysian mints, with very similar portraits
, some possibly by the same hand as the piece under study. So it is possible the Commodus
die we are interested in was shared by Acrasus and one or more other mints (e.g. Silandus, Thyatira
, Adramyteum, Attaea, etc.).
Then again, a look on RPC IV Online
and under several cities in Münsterberg
did not turn up any matches for the name of the magistrate on the mystery coin's reverse
. I think I can read ЄΠΙ CΤΡΑ ΑΥΡΗ [...] and then presumably the ethnic
in the exergue
which is frustrating to read (Κ[?]Ν[?]ΤΩΝ)! It is worth keeping in mind that the ethnic
may actually begin around the coin's rim
and end in the exergue
Hopefully this will give you and others a push in the right direction.