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Coin of Sebaste with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. IMPCAE AVCCOMM Reverse: Demeter / Io-Isis, with ears of grain in left hand and long torch in right. Greek inscription on reverse.

Provenance

By 2000: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 316, 444 North Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (said to be acquired "in the trade"); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 21, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–192

Mint

Sebaste, Samaria (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2001.183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins