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Coin of Amasea with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in right hand, lion to left below. Inscription in Greek in exergue for year 189 = A.D. 187. (Please note that there is a missing letter for the date in the scan of...

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Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 187

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 25.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.772

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins