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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Commodus, struck under Diodorus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Asklepios, standing facing, looking left, holds snake-encircled staff in right hand and patera in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6817); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.72 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.300

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins