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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]

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

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

Mint

Alexandria Troas, Troas

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

84.588

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins