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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 to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: male figure (Pergamos?) stands at left holding statuette of Asklepios on extended right hand facing toward another male figure (Androklos?) who holds spear in left hand and statuette of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Giorgio Giorgi Collection; by 1955: with Mario Ratto, Via Manzoni 23, Milan, Italy (Ratto auction of the Giorgio Giorgi Collection, January 26-29, 1955, lot 852); by date unknown: H. von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, 1957, no. 1424); by 1975: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 52, June 19- 20, 1975, lot 679); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. at auction 52; accessioned September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–182

Mint

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 44.5 mm. Weight: 43.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1975.357

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins