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Coin of Silandus with bust of Commodus, struck under Tatianus

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Obverse: Youthful bust of Commodus to right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos reclining to right on panther, thyrsos held transversely in left hand. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 258); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Silandus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 13.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.239

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins