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Coin of Antioch-ad-Maeandrum with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Rivergod Maeander seated left, holding reed in right hand and cornucopia in left. Left arm rests on overturned amphora. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG, June 1, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 166–180

Mint

Antioch-ad-Maeandrum, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.313

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins