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Coin of Ilium with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: River-god Skamander reclines left, left arm on vase, reed in right hand. Inscription in Greek around and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1959: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 178–180

Mint

Ilium, Asia: Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.1394

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins