Coin of Nicaea with bust of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 175


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.83 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

67.327

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful draped bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Infant Dionysos seated in cradle right, thyrsus behind.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By dates unknown: Rogers Collection and, later, R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III