Coin of Cyzicus with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 175


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 26.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.356

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of young Commodus, draped, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Doublestruck.
Reverse: Galley with rowers to right, Triton on the prow, two standards on the stern,
fish and dolphin below.
Inscription in Greek in field above ship.

Provenance

By 1954: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 13, lot 882); by 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 1266); by 1975: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (auction 52, 1975, lot 678 [said to be also R. Ball, Lagerkatalog 39, 1937, no. 1608]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. at auction 52; accessioned September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour