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Coin of Hierapolis-Castabala with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing holds club in right hand, lion's skin over left arm. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1510

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins