Bronze coin of Faustina Ιunior from Abila (AΒL0103)

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Title

Bronze coin of Faustina Ιunior from Abila (AΒL0103)

Description

Civic bronze coin from Abila, depicting Faustina Ιunior (161-175 CE), wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius on the obverse

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6508 (temporary #)

Date

Rights

Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), via Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

ABL0103

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

5.03-6.09g

Diameter (mm)

18-20mm

Province

Arabia

Region

Decapolis

Era Used

Local era (62-64 BCE)

Obverse Type

Bust of Faustina Junior, looking right

Reverse Type

Cornucopia overflowing with fruits

Obverse Legends

ΦΑΥCTEINA CEBACTH (Faustina Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

СƐΛ ΑΒΙ (Seleucia Abila)

Monograms (Rev)

ϚΚС (Spijkerman 1978:51 identifies this as one of multiple mint-marks)

Type Notes

Examples published by Spijkerman (1978, 50-50, no.5=ANS no.2012.71.4) and Meshorer et al. (2013, 142 no.7) are dated to 162/3 CE.

Spijkerman's (1978, 50-51, no.5) example describes the cornucopia as accompanied by "three bunches of grapes."

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

Same obverse type as ABL0101 and ABL0102

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); temp #6508 [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6508/]

American Numismatic Society, no.1944.100.69215 (SNGANS 6.1119) [http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.69215]; also: no.2012.71.4 [http://numismatics.org/collection/2012.71.4]

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society.

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press.

Citation

“Bronze coin of Faustina Ιunior from Abila (AΒL0103),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed July 15, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/32.

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