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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek illegible. Reverse: Dekastyle temple with eagle in pediment. Between central columns wider space containing statue?. Inscriptions in Greek on architrave, in exergue and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 170); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–192

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 22.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.939

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins