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Coin with bust of Commodus

Obverse: Bust of young Commodus to right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum. AVRCOM [MODVS] Reverse: Statue of Apollo Smintheus right, on pedestal, wearing himation with quiver at shoulder, patera in right hand, bow in left. [COLAVC TROA]


Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–192


Alexandria Troas, Troas


Diameter: 23 mm. weight: 5.77 gm. die axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins