Co 1292 (Early Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus from Argos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Cited by
Walker1980, p. 219 (rev. KenchreaiIII identified as Argos)
Comparanda
RPC IV.1, temp 5260
Description
Obverse struck slightly left off flan.
Preservation comment
Wear: G+. Large chips in edge and associated cracking; extensive, slight to moderate pitting and scratching.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 25, no. 250 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Corinth under Roman Rule ... Uncertain“)
Axis (1-12
3
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.5
Numismatic Mint
Argos
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.31
Obverse Description
Laureate head of Verus to right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum (traces)
Obverse Inscription
[Α]Ρ[Γ]Ⲉ-[ΙⲰ]Ν
Reverse Description
Statue of Athena (the Palladium) standing to right, brandishing spear in upraised right hand and holding round shield on left arm
Reverse Inscription
[ΟΥΗΡΟ]Ⲥ - [ΑΥΓΟΥⲤΤΟⲤ?] (traces)
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1292 (Early Roman assarion of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus from Argos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1292>