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Coin of Mytilene with bust of Commodus, struck under Apelles

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left city goddess stands to right holding herm on right hand. At right Dionysos stands to left, thyrsos in left hand, kantharos in right over altar. Inscriptions in Greek around and in...

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By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 378); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–182


Mytilene (Lesbos), Asia: Aeolis (Islands off)


Diameter: 46 mm. Weight: 40.02 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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