Coin of Magydus with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 177–180


Mint: Pamphylia, Magydus

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.860

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: River-god reclines left holding reed in right hand, cornucopia in left. Left arm rests on urn from which water flows.
Inscriptions in Greek below and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour