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Coin of Nicopolis with head of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Reverse: Within wreath: A.

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 195, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicopolis, Epirus

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.61 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

68.506

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins