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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Head of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athlete crowning himself, palm branch in left hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Jonathan H. Kagan Collection; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–192

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.275

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins