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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dekastyle temple with eagle in pediment. Inscriptions in Greek on architrave, around, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 177–180

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 11.18 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2627

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins