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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Youthful draped bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Infant Dionysos seated in cradle right, thyrsus behind. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By dates unknown: Rogers Collection and, later, R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 175


Nicaea, Bithynia


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.83 gm. Die Axis: 8

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The Ancient World


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