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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Silandus, Asia: Lydia


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

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The Ancient World


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