Curtis JJ Posted August 16, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 16, 2022 (edited) EDIT: Solved by @shanxi: [Lucius Verus, https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/11539, 2 spec., 1 ill.] PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST ANYTHING RELEVANT / ANY COINS IN THE SAME BALLPARK(S)! Commodus Lucius Verus AE16 (Assarion?) from Caria, Antiochia. Nike Nemesis on reverse. [For Commodus:] Two types, very rare (Nike right, a few examples, published), and extremely rare (Nike left; 2 or 3 1 example, incl. mine, RPC Temp.). The 2nd coin below is a recent purchase from a CNG group lot (one with the old collector envelope). Out of five coins, this is the one I was most interested in, being apparently unpublished. All five coins were from the Lindgren collection, but he doesn’t seem to have published this one in any of his three volumes. For comparison: Nike RIGHT. SNG Cop 56 = RPC IV.2 (Temp.) 840 (4 specs, 2 ill). Only “very rare.” Savoca (Commodus, Antiocheia). [Correction: Both Savoca examples shown are Lucius Verus / Nemesis.]NOT MINE (but with a very similar obverse die to mine): Mine below. Nike Nemesis LEFT makes it extremely very rare/un (barely) published. I haven’t yet submitted mine to RPC. Thought I’d show it first and ask opinions. Has anyone seen this type? Any thoughts? MY COIN: Roman Provincial. Caria, Antioch ad Maeandrum AE Assarion (?) (16.5mm, 2.93g, 6h), temp. Commodus (Augustus, 180-192 CE) Lucius Verus (161-169 CE).Obv: Uncertain [Μ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟΣ (?)]. ΑV ΚΑΙ Λ ΒΗΡΟϹ Laureate head right.Rev: ΑΝΤΙΟΧƐΩΝ. Nike standing left holding wreath and/or palm branch (?). Nemesis standing l. plucking chiton, holding bridle.Ref: RPC IV.4 (Temp) 11539. Possibly RPC IV.4 (Temp) 11541 [NOT ILLUSTRATED] = Alex G. Malloy XXXI (26 Oct 1990), 402. See also: Savoca 132nd Blue (7 May 2022), 527 (same rev. die?).Prov: Ex CNG EA 518 (15 Jun 2022), 817 (part, 1 of 5, corr.); Henry Clay Lindgren Collection; old collector envelope (corr.). (According to the old collection envelope shown, the type is absent from: Lindgren; Imhoof-Blumer; BMC; Hunterian; SNG Cop.; SNG von Aulock; Weber; and... (I can't quite make out the last one). 1-2 more examples known: RPC does have a Temp. entry for Commodus, Antiochia in Caria, with Nike LEFT (like mine): RPC IV.4 (Temp) 11541. No photo (or weight) for RPC 11541. So I'm not certain, but probably my type. One example cited: Alex G. Malloy Auction XXXI (26 Oct 1990), Lot 402. It might even be the same specimen, but if Lindgren bought it in 1990, he should’ve included it in his third volume. One more in ACSearch. RPC doesn't list it. From ACSearch, recently at Savoca. (Possibly the same rev die as mine?).NOT MINE: [Alt: Antiochia, Antiocheia, Antioch ad Maeandrum, Kommodus, Karia, Karien] Edited August 16, 2022 by Curtis JJ Edit: solved, L. Verus / Nemesis, much more interesting than Commodus / Nike. Yay! 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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