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Coin of Pergamum in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Commodus, struck under P. Aelius Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Asklepios on left, standing facing front. Ephesian Artemis at right, facing. Above Nike crowns both figures with wreath held in each hand. Inscriptions in Greek around, below, and in exergue. ...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–192

Mint

Pergamum and Ephesus (Alliance), Asia: Mysia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 32.44 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.437

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins