Co 208 (Early Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius from Corinth) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RPC IV.1, 9518
Comparanda
sim. BCDCorinth 822, p. 117
Preservation comment
Wear: aG. Moderate pitting and scratching; incipient white to pale blue bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 24, no. 231 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Greek … Corinth under Roman Rule … Uncertain … Domitian?”)
Axis (1-12
11
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.0
Numismatic Mint
Corinth
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
7.58
Obverse Description
Bare head of youthful emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
[COMMODO] CAES – [A]VG FI[L GERM]
Reverse Description
Melikertes riding dolphin to right, dolphin swimming downward to flat base or altar
Reverse Inscription
[C L I] – COR
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dolphin (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 208 (Early Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius from Corinth).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0208>