Coin of Amasea with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 187


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 25.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.772

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in right hand, lion to left below. Inscription in Greek in exergue for year 189 = A.D. 187.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1984: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour