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Coin of Phocaea with bust of Commodus, struck under Aulus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prow of ship to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and above prow. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 388); by 1972: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 166–177


Phocaea, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 37.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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