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Coin of Antioch with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left. LAVRELIVS COMMOD[VS] (the LA letters are unclear) Reverse: Mên standing to right, crescent behind, scepter in right hand, holding Nike with trophy. ANTIOCHI COLONIAE

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–192

Mint

Antioch, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2997

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins