Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Sardis with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 180–192


Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Lydia, Hierapolis and Sardis (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 33.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1988.352

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Apollo of Hierapolis stands with lyre looking right to cult statue of Kore of Sardis enthroned front with corn on her left and poppy on her right.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1988: with Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, September 28, 1988

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour