Co 212 (Middle Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius from Sparta) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RPC IV.1, 4155
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnesos, 941.4, p. 233
Comparanda
Grunauer1978, p. 188, Gruppe XLIII, pl. 26
Description
Identification is secure, but spacing and lettering of obverse legend varies from dies of published examples.
Preservation comment
Wear: G/aG. Heavy abrasion and wear on both faces and around edges has reduced coin by estimated 2-3 mm and 3-5 g; large chip has removed ca. 20% of left obverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 54, no. 665 (R. Hohlfelder; identified as “Uncertain, Roman Imperial“)
Axis (1-12
9
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
17.0
Numismatic Mint
Sparta
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.62
Obverse Description
Laureate, bearded bust of emperor to right; all within beaded border
Obverse Inscription
[ΙΜΠ Κ Μ ΑVΡΗ] - ΑΝΤⲰ ΑVΓ
Reverse Description
Club flanked by legend; club; all within beaded border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
ΛΑ-[Κ]Ε|ΔΑΙ-[Μ]Ο|Ν[Ι-ⲰΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 212 (Middle Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius from Sparta).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0212>