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Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche standing to left, holding sceptre-staff and patera. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 162a); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Philadelphia, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.930

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins