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Coin of Mostene with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Radiate rider-god Tyrimnos right, double-axe over shoulder. In front, cypress and below horse's forelegs, lighted altar. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 425); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 182–184

Mint

Mostene, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.434

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins