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Coin of Mostene with bust of Commodus, struck under Ny. Maternus

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Obverse: Laureate and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Helios, holding torch in right hand, in quadriga to right. In front of quadriga Hermes standing with caduceus in left hand looking back towards Helios. Legend in Greek.


By October 2000: with Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Münzhandlung, Bornwiesenweg 34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction 366, October 25, 2000, lot 708); purchased by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 on behalf of MFA; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group Inc., December 13, 2000

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Mostene, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 30.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

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