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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Philippopolis| > RP63215
Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D., Philippopolis, Thrace
This is only the second example of this type known to Forum. All three references we list for this type actually refer to the same coin, described as having a completely uncertain obverse legend. That coin is now in the Archaeological Museum Sophia.
RP63215. Bronze assarion, RPC Online 7559, Varbanov III 1061 (R5), Mouchmov Philip 207, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, Lindgren -, SNG Fitz -, SNG Hunterian -, et al. -, www -, VF, perhaps the finest of the type, Philippopolis (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, weight 4.338g, maximum diameter 19.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse AY KAI M A − KOMMO∆OC, laureate head right; reverse ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Hera standing facing in long drapery, head left, veiled, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand; 2nd known to Forum; USA import restricted type, from the old stock of a retiring Ohio dealer acquired by Forum in 2012; extremely rare; SOLD










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