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Coin of Prusa-ad-Olympum with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Commodus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hexastyle temple, with shield in tympanum. Inscription in Greek in field and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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

Prusa-ad-Olympum, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.43 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.436

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins