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Coin of Patras with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. IMPCOMMOD VSANTOAVG (The S is reversed. See media screen) Reverse: View of the city and harbor, with three temples toward the acropolis, colonnades, ships, and a statue of the Genius or Poseidon in the foreground. COLAA ...

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Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Patras, Achaea: Peloponnese

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.153

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins