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Coin of Magydus with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: River-god reclines left holding reed in right hand, cornucopia in left. Left arm rests on urn from which water flows. Inscriptions in Greek below and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–180

Mint

Magydus, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.860

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins