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Tridrachm of Caesarea with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of young Commodus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Three ears of corn on garlanded altar. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1,085.00 (this is the total price of 60.1435-60.1438)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins